The Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act known as ObamaCare is confusing. Some are saying the individual mandate was struck down while others are saying the ability to tax saved it. Chief Justice wrote the decision in a 5-4 case. The fact Scalia and Thomas are in the minority seems to be a positive sign.
The mandate MAY be upheld by Congress under its taxing authority according to CNN just now. If those who can purchase health insurance are penalized, is this a tax? if so the mandate is upheld, if not it is struck down.
The decision is a huge victory for Barack Obama.