The Supreme Court upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care reform in a landmark 5-4 ruling on Thursday.
The Affordable Care Act, to go into effect over the next several years, will affect the way many Americans receive and pay for personal medical care.
Reactions to the ruling will be updated throughout the day.
Storified by Lisa Brenner · Thu, Jun 28 2012 14:03:53
“The decision is great news for the millions of Californians who have already seen the benefits of this law – including the six million who now have access to free preventive health services, 355,000 young adults who now have coverage on their parents’ health plans and 320,000 seniors who have received help in paying for their prescription drugs.
Congressman David Dreier (R-CA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee issued the following statement:
“Today’s ruling makes clear what many of us have said all along – the flawed healthcare law represents one of the largest tax increases in American history. As our economy continues to struggle, we need to be reducing the tax burden on small businesses and working families, not increasing it. We must redouble our efforts to repeal and replace this law with patient-centered reforms that will reduce costs and help the American people meet their healthcare needs. I will be supporting the House’s efforts to do so in the coming weeks.”
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