10 years ago: SCOTUS/John Roberts upheld ObamaCare

Ten years ago, June 28, 2012, the US Supreme Court and John Roberts used some complicated mental gymnastics to declare ObamaCare a “tax” in the interests of not overturning it.

While ObamaCare DID expand the number of people on Medicaid, but as the Reason article linked above notes, “The outcome of that case has shaped both the health law’s evolution and its public perception, leaving Americans with a major federal program that even its fiercest advocates say does not live up to its goals.”

Notably, while then Gov. Susana Martinez (a Republican) made the disappointing but understandable decision of expanding Medicaid, numerous states have not. These include some of the fastest growing states in the nation (like Texas, Florida, and Tennessee) as the following from Kaiser Family Foundation highlights.