The Supreme Court upheld a key portion of the Affordable Care Act on Thursday.
In a 6- 3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a key portion of the Affordable Care Act. This is a huge win for the Obama administration by preserving the president's signature health care law for the second time.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the decision, joined by Justice Anthony Kennedy and the court's four liberal justices. Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia penned a dissent, joined by fellow conservatives Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas.
"Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them."
"Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," wrote Chief John Justice Roberts.
Not everyone is thrilled with the decision. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a 21-page dissent where he accused John Roberts of abandoning his judicial independence to defend Obamacare at any and all costs. "[N]ormal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved," Scalia writes.
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