The ACA is Upheld Again in Supreme Court Ruling

On Wednesday, June 16th, the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 to confirm the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). This resolves the longstanding lawsuit that had ruled that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional in the lower courts.[1]

The conservative-led court case had charged that since the fee for not having health insurance was reduced to $0 by the Trump administration, that the whole law was unconstitutional. This is because the mandate to get coverage was, following a 2012 Supreme Court ruling, upheld along with the law based on the idea that the government had the right to tax and the mandate was a tax. Still, the final ruling here was against this new case due to the fact that the federal government was not inflicting any damages due to the current fee being $0, and thus neither the states or individual plaintiffs in the suit had the standing to bring a challenge.

Details aside, however, the important thing to note here is this, “ObamaCare survived another court case and remains the law of the land.”

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  1. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare with a 7-2 vote.

Author: Thomas DeMichele

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