US Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act constitutional under Congress's taxing powers
This article was originally published in Clinica
Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Supreme Court's liberal justices on 28 June to rule 5-4 that the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) – President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement – is constitutional, giving the Democrats a major victory.
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