Affordable Care Act largely upheld by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruling just out, upholds the health care law in most important provisions. The so-called individual mandate is upheld, deemed constitutional as a tax, Chief Justice Roberts joining the majority on the ‘left’ of the high court.

Also reported: the Medicaid provisions remain in.

From C-Span 3, images of a largely negative but subdued crowd rallying in front of the Supreme Court building. Easy to see the effect and swiftness of rumor; a man calls out that the mandate is struck down, and there’s cheering. The correction comes fast, and there’s booing. Further news and clarification, and within seconds a woman addresses the anti-‘Obamacare’ crowd, telling them that “doctors say” that whatever the Supreme Court rules today is irrelevant.

Chief Justice Roberts

More to come.

 

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