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Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act, 5-4

In a landmark ruling that will impact the November election and the lives of every American, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the controversial health care law championed by President Barack Obama.  In a 5-4 decision that was unusual because conservative Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals and became the deciding vote, the justices ruled that the so-called individual mandate is a tax that Congress can impose on Americans. That undercut the challenge to that provision’s constitutionality for allegedly violating the Commerce Clause.  From there, upholding the mandate meant that the rest of the act was judged constitutional as well.

For a breakdown of what the law does and will do, you can go here: http://bit.ly/LwB5cQ

For the full story, you can go to:

CNN: http://bit.ly/LTuo7B

NPR: http://n.pr/LDPzwf

New York Times: http://nyti.ms/KPaVas

You can also read the entire Supreme Court ruling here (PDF file): http://bit.ly/QsJqDe

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