Supreme Court Upholds Individual Mandate In Victory For 'Obamacare': Report

on June 28 2012 10:23 AM
Affordable Care Act
In a 5-4 decision that shocked the country, the U.S. Supreme sided with the Obama administration and upheld the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act. The decision's impact will be felt across the country, from small business owners to those without health insurance. It marks the latest landmark Supreme Court ruling that affects our daily lives. Flickr via Creative Commons

The Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate, crucial to President Barack Obama's signature legislation and health care law overhaul, in a victory for the Obama administration, in accordance with the tax writing provision of the U.S. Constitution, Chief Justice John Roberts announced for the Supreme Court on Thursday.

The entire Affordable Health Care Act has been upheld, according to reports on news outlets.

The Affordable Health Care Act is supported by the tax clause of the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court held, not the Commerce clause, which the Obama administration had argued before the Court, CNN reported.

The law was upheld by a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling, according to CNN.

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