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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Healthcare Act

U.S Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Healthcare Act

In a 5-4 decision the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the major provisions of the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Writing for the majority, Chief Justice Roberts wrote about the individual mandate, citing the taxing clause:

"It is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without insurance. Such legislation is within Congress' power to tax."

Interested attorneys may read the entire text of the decision on the U.S. Supreme Court's website at:

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ET AL.
v. SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, ET AL.