POLL: Do You Agree With the Supreme Court Decision on Health-Care Reform?
In a landmark ruling last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act constitutional in a 5-4 vote, giving President Barack Obama a political victory and maintaining health-care coverage for thousands of Iowans.
Patch was abuzz last week following the ruling released by the U.S. Supreme Court that deemed the Affordable Care Act — or ObamaCare — constitutional.
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Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the 5-4 majority, stating the Constitution gives Congress the right to impose individual mandates, the centerpiece of the legislation.
Isa O'Hara, owner of the Green Grounds Cafe in West Des Moines' Historic Valley Junction, had a different reaction.
"Holy crap," she said, in the minutes following the ruling. "There goes the country. I guess it was already sliding downhill."