Friday, July 6, 2012
Tell us what you think about the court's decision that the 'individual mandate,' centerpiece of Affordable Health Care Act, does not violate the Constitution.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the "individual mandate," the centerpiece of the Affordable Health Care Act that President Obama signed into law last year, Patch readers have weighed in by the hundreds to share their opinions. Though the ruling happened more than a week ago, our readers continue to debate the proposal, so we're re-featuring the poll that led to this debate. Because the argument hasn't died down, we figure some of you who missed the original story may have new opinions to offer. To review, five of the nine justices agreed that the key to the act—the requirement that people either buy health insurance or pay a tax penalty—is allowed under Congress' ability to impose using its taxing power. …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Each Sunday, Eagan Patch reviews the headlines and top news from the previous week.
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Saturday, June 30, 2012
In other news from around the region, Dakota County residents react to Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, and three juveniles charged in the Lakeville School scandal plead guilty.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the most important recent developments from throughout Dakota County. Here's a look at stories that first appeared on this site, or of Patches covering nearby cities, that may interest or affect you. To read the full stories, just click on the headlines. Dakota County Up for $1.4 Million in Federal Disaster Relief The county could get money to recover from a severe storm that ripped through on June 19, damaging roads, uprooting trees and inundating the Miesville Ravine Park Reserve. Southeast Metro Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling Residents, local health care providers and politicians weigh in on the Supreme Court decision that President Obama's '…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Residents, local health care providers and politicians weigh in on the Supreme Court decision that President Obama's 'Affordable Health Care Act' does not violate the Constitution.
At a Starbucks Coffee in Lakeville on Thursday, two men were huddled over a laptop computer, a game of cribbage set to the side. "This is an outrage," one man said to nobody in particular. "I'm moving to Canada," the other replied. "You can't. They have government-run health care, too," the first man said. "Well what the heck? I can't believe this—Roberts in the majority, for the bad guys," the second said as both laughed. Larry Kringle, the first man, and Jimmy Johnson, the second, were reacting to today's news that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act that President Barack Obama signed into law last year. Dubbed Obamacare, the decision rested largely on whether an "individual mandate" …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The justices are expected to rule on the issue Thursday. We want to know how you feel about the law.
In March 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the legality of what is commonly called “Obamacare.” The controversial law has been the subject of recent TV commercials, political speeches and protests. Since everyone else is weighing in, we want to know what you think. Answer our poll question and tell us in the comments how you feel about the law, including the individual mandate.