The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, ruled in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Thursday.
The landmark decision is likely to affect every American for years to come.
Most immediately, it will enable the health care reforms – passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama – to take effect. They had been mired in lawsuits in lower courts.
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Dubbed ObamaCare, the reform package mandates that everyone pay into the health care coverage system. It requires individuals not covered by an employer or the government to buy health insurance.
The ruling focused on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law. The decision enables the federal government to levy tax penalties on individuals who do not have health insurance.
Just as motorists must have a driver license, individuals will have to carry health insurance.
CNN is describing the ruling as a major victory for the Obama Administration and a likely topic of contentious debate in the presidential campaign.
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