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Published: Thursday, June 28 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

obama: it wasn't a tax before it was. the guy doesn't have a clue as to honesty. o will go. this is his doom. go romney! come january this will be repealed.

Washington, UT

Freedom is gone from the land. If socialists can require this, they can require anything else. I'm extremely disappointed in John Roberts, who was the deciding vote. Secret combinations continue to rule and abuse individual liberty.


So, a Democrat President created a new tax? Didn't see that one coming ;)

Captain Kirk
Lehi, UT

The supreme court fails us again.
I guess all you have to do is call something a tax and the government can do it.
Of course maybe we can lay the blame on the fools who let the 16th amendment pass.

The creep of huge socialist style government continues to "progress".
We keep moving the wrong direction.

SLC gal
Salt Lake City, UT

SO their process was stopping the expansion of Medicaid to cover those uninsured, but yet lets impose stiff penalties on those who can't afford coverage.

Is anyone else as stumped as I am that this is from a president who's supposed to be a champion of the working poor? The only change I see is that the poor are about to be punished a whole lot more for being poor.

Im also curious how they plan to fine the mass of uninsured "undocumented" that this very paper has been running a series on in relation to how underinsured they are.

Furthermore, how is it we've come to a place in history where insurance is NEEDED because our care is that high? Only a decade ago, I was a uninsured student, and when I got banged up in an accident, I was able to go to a clinic, and pay off my injured rotator cuff in reasonable monthly installments over a reasonable amount of time.

American Fork, UT


Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

obama promised to not raise taxes on anyone making less than 250,000. Yet his signature law is ruled a tax. Thanks for an additional tax increase. Which you know the numbers are not going to be correct, and within a short time they'll be raising this tax over and over again on us. Stating that they have the obligation to pay more and more.

Just watch and see who becomes richer off of this. Very few will benefit from it.

I suppose they can now force us to buy light bulbs of their choosing....oh wait they already have

Or maybe dictate what kind of food and drink we can have....oh wait they already have

They'll probably make quotas of race and gender to hire....oh wait they already have

Maybe they'll start allowing dogs (non service) in restaurants and kitchens.....oh they are already working on that

A country where we have few choices, just dictators to tell us what to do, when to do it, how to do it etc.

Lafayette, IN

So if We The People have to provide the money to people who must pay for health care coverage but who cannot afford to, I presume this new money will be forcably extracted from my wallet. Or China had better get out the big check book.

Nibley, Ut

The solicitor general argued it was a penalty, not a tax. Obama said it was a penalty, not a tax. How in the world is it now a tax? All the more reason for a change in the white house.

Whos Life RU Living?
Ogden, UT

This really stinks for the free loaders. Personal responsiblity can be difficult, but I think it is something that had to be done for the well being of our great nation.

Voice of Reason
Layton, UT

This ruling will motivate thinking Americans everywhere with a fury not seen in a very long time to vote Obama out of office. This economy-destroying law will, nay must, be repealed. This win was bad for the country, but ultimately better for Romney than Obama since most Americans see it for what it is and will vote accordingly.

Legally, I'm deeply disappointed in Chief Justice Roberts...he allowed himself to be sold on the lie that this is a "tax" that Obama's Solicitor General perpetrated in open court, when the Obama administration avoided making it a tax like the plague when pushing the law because the American people would never have accepted that. This is clearly NOT a tax in any way, not in the real world. I understand the leftie lemmings on the court buying that, but not John Roberts. It looks like his motive was to go to great lengths to let a law stand out of deference to the legislature, even one he admitted was a bad one. But it's the Supreme Court's JOB to strike down clearly unconstitutional laws like this one; not force-fit it into constitutionality.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Allright, the Supreme Court is supreme. That means stop your constant whining and follow the law.

Lindon, UT

Sad, sad day

South Jordan, UT

A death blow for America and our medical community! I am truly shocked.

We must change the White House in November!

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Governor Romeny was right about this individual mandate.

embarrassed Utahn!
Salt Lake City, UT

Another win for the good guys! Let the ranting begin. But as you rant consider this:

"It came to pass … there began to be some disputings among the people; and some were lifted up unto pride and boastings because of their exceedingly great riches, yea, even unto great persecutions; For there were many merchants in the land, and also many lawyers, and many officers.

"And the people began to be distinguished by ranks, according to their riches and their chances for learning; yea, some were ignorant because of their poverty, and others did receive great learning because of their riches. … And thus there became a great inequality in all the land." (3 Nephi 6:4-14)

Does this passage cause any concern for anyone in Utah, or will the majority of Utahns vote for Mitt no matter what? I'm guessing the latter.

Salt Lake City, UT

Thank you John Roberts!

Salt Lake City, UT

Congratulations, Mr. President!

Salt Lake City, UT

So you don't think you are paying for others healthcare now? The price you pay at the hospital is inflated due to the fact that a hospital is not allowed to turn away anyone in need of medical treatment.

embarrassed Utahn!
Salt Lake City, UT

How many Utahns will put aside their contempt for My Awesome President and try to be good-sports and patriotic citizens?

Can you dig down and find that "extra gene of patriotism" and make Mike Lee proud!?

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