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Supreme Court Upholds Obama Health Care Law

June 28, 2012
By: Jen Russell, AgWeb.com Managing Editor google + 
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Court says mandate counts as a tax
 

In a 5-4 decision Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate of President Obama's universal health care legislation, providing a major election year victory for the administration.

The mandate would require most Americans to get insurance by 2014 or pay a fine. In the majority opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court upheld the mandate as a tax.

"The Affordable Care Act's requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax," Roberts wrote.

"Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness," he concluded.

Read the full text of the Supreme Court's decision.

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The Farm CPA: ObamaCare Survives the Supreme Court!

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Read more about the Supreme Court's decision:

USA Today: Supreme Court upholds Obama health care law

Wall Street Journal: Supreme Court Upholds Mandate as Tax

Huffington Post: Health Care Ruling a Political Victory for Obama

Washington Post: Supreme Court Upholds Health-Care Law, Individual Mandate

Fox News: Supreme Court Upholds Individual Mandate, Obamacare Survives


Health Care Reform History & Analysis:

TimesUnion.com: U.S. Health Care Reform Efforts Through History

CNN Health: Where in the World Can You Get Universal Health Care?

Tampa Bay Times: A Timeline of Health Care Reform in America

MSNBC: After Health Care Ruling, What Happens to the Money?

CBS News: Where States Stand on Implementing Health Care Law

 

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COMMENTS (1 Comments)

PullMyFinger - Chappell, NE
Now can we stop whining and finally move forward toward fixing health care after wasting the past 4 years trying to return to proven failure?
3:54 PM Jun 28th
 



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