The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday upheld the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's signature health care law, including the so-called indiviual mandate, which requires adults to purchase health insurance.
The court ruled 5-4 in favor of upholding the law. The court ruled that the individual mandate law is constitutional not under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, but under Congress' powers of taxation.
This is how Chief Justice John Roberts started his opinion: "We do not consider whether the Act embodies sound policies. That judgment is entrusted to the Nation's elected leaders. We ask only whether Congress has the power under the Constitution to enact the challenged provisions."
Here is the opinion.
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