Several Montgomery County residents shared their thoughts on the Supreme Court's ruling on health care and what it means for the upcoming election.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Do you think President Obama's re-election efforts have been helped by court's ruling?
Much of Maryland is split on Thursday's Supreme Court ruling. Some analysts felt President Barack Obama scored a huge win Thursday. Some officials felt Republican challenger Mitt Romney will benefit from conservative momentum following the decision. Either way, Thursday's Supreme Court ruling—one that upheld the individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance as a tax—thrust health care to the top of the list of campaign topics heading toward November. We want to hear from you. Vote in our poll. Then tell us in the comments if Thursday's ruling has changed or cemented your vote this November.
The county reacts on social media after initial reports botched the Supreme Court Ruling on "Obamacare."
The Twitter nation waited and watched for the Supreme Court ruling on President Obama's healthcare act Thursday morning. Seconds after the ruling was released, the social media outlet exploded in confusion. Early reports from CNN said the Affordable Care Act had been struck down, the Associated Press reported that the law had been upheld, some claimed it was too early to have a correct analysis. Read more about Montgomery County leaders' reactions to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the ACA.
Officials call the ruling "historic."
Montgomery County officials Thursday enthusiastically supported the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Del. Sam Arora, Dist. 19, Montgomery County, called the decision "historic." “No longer must any American fear that he or she is one accident or illness away from bankruptcy," Arora said in a statement. "While some will focus on the political fallout, the most important result cannot be overlooked. “The decision is better than historic, it is caring,” Arora said. “People now can get the care they need without the fear of financial devastation.” Dr. Ulder Tillman, Montgomery County health officer, said shortly after the decision, "This is very exciting news for us." Del. Kirill Reznik, Dist. 39, Germantown, said…
What does the Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Health Care mean to you?
Various media are reporting that the Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance as a tax. Stay with Patch throughout the day for updates and local reaction. What does it mean to you? Vote in our poll. While you're at it, don't just vote. Tell us why. Leave a comment, sharing your take on today's ruling. ——— NOTE: This poll is published throughout Maryland's network of Patch sites.
Families USA praise court decision. Rep. Andy Harris calls for the repeal of the law.
UPDATED (3:11 p.m.)—The Supreme Court, in a split decision, has upheld the individual mandate that requires the purchase of insurance as a tax. The announcement allows the Affordable Care Act championed by President Barack Obama to move forward. It's expected that the law would offer health care to more than 30 million Americans, according to the Huffington Post. In a 5-4 opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the majority of the court rejected arguments that the law violated the Constitution's interstate commerce clause. "The individual mandate forces individuals into commerce precisely because they elected to refrain from commercial activity," Roberts wrote. "Such a law cannot be sustained under a clause authorizing Congress to “…