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Published: Thursday, June 28 2012 8:23 a.m. MDT

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Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

A sure sign of the apocalypse . . .

KJB1
Eugene, OR

And the DN comment boards go crazy in 3, 2, 1...

williary
Kearns, UT

A win for middle America, and another blow to Tea Party politics.

6-3, leaving just the 3 conservative activist judges against it, just like the immigration law.

After 30 years of politicians claiming health care reform was needed, President Obama got the ball rolling, even in the face of extreme Republican opposition.

A small step in the right direction. Now time to let the bill actually go into affect, then continue building on it.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Yes!

Now - to get rid of the middle man insurance companies and have a single payer system.

screenname
Salt Lake City, UT

Not a sure sign of the apocalypse, Twin Lights, but a sure sign that the government no longer simply regulates our actions, it can dictate them. I can't believe I'm the only person worried about a powerful body that can dictate our actions.

TexasBlue
Flower Mound, TX

A sad day for all American's!!
It's too bad that so many are blinded to the devastating effects that this will cause.

rick122948
boise, id

We have needed health care reform for 50 not 30 years, and now when we take a step toward freedom from the control and manipulation of the hospital conglomerates, pharmaceutical corporations and the insurance industry, why should there be an apocalypse. Creating a system of healthcare where no one is unable to be treated for illness. If we now transition to a wellness system stressing preventive medicine utilizing all forms of medical treatments instead of being held hostage to overmedication and unnecessary tests and a system where a large portion of costs go to malpractice insurance.

worf
Mcallen, TX

And to think some people are cheering this. The employees are becoming our bosses. Every thing is fair game to be taxed, and we're bigots, and terrorists if we don't except it.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@worf
You may not like it but Obama and many members of congress ran on healthcare reform and won, we voted them into office in part on their promise to pass this law. We the employers made this decision. No it may turn out that we the employers decide we are not happy with our decision and decide to vote people into office to do away with this law but it is childish to claim we did not make this decision.

wrz
Salt Lake City, UT

"But the court said the mandate can be construed as a tax."

The Supreme Court should not be construing things. The law as passed by Congress labeled failure to buy insurance a 'penalty' not a tax. The Supreme Court overstepped it's authority by removing the word 'penalty' and replacing it with the word 'tax.'

worf
Mcallen, TX

Tolstoy,

"we voted them into office in part on their promise to pass this law".

We? I didn't vote these people in, and have the American right to go against it.

This is what happens when people are educated, and entitled by government.

Sorry guy, but most people know little to nothing about the healthcare bill, other than pep rally rhetoric from our commander in chief.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

you may want to slow down and read my post a little more careful. first I agree you have every right to disagree with the law but to claim it is something that has been put upon us by the government is not true, they where voted into office through our democratic process. You have every right to also go out and try to convince enough people to vote these elected officials out of office and hire people that will overturn the bill, but again stop acting like it is something put upon the American people against their will by some tyrannical government.

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