on June 28, 2012 by admin in National News, Comments (0)

Top court upholds healthcare law

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's healthcare law on Thursday in an election-year triumph for him and fellow Democrats who championed the most sweeping overhaul since the 1960s of the unwieldy U.S. healthcare system. In a 5-4 ruling based on the power of Congress to impose taxes, the nation's highest court preserved the law's "individual mandate" requiring that most Americans obtain health insurance by 2014 or pay a tax. The justices also preserved, with some changes, a provision of the law expanding the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor. http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/chi-120628supreme-court-healthcare-ruling,0,1205368.story

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