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8:35 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Health Care Ruling: Surprising Decisions, Votes

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 10:28 am

There was a lot of speculation about how the Supreme Court would decide, but almost every prognostication was wrong: from who the swing vote would be (it was Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the opinion), to what the basis for the opinion would be (it wasn't the Commerce Clause).

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8:11 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Care Health Law

Supporters of the health care law march in front of the Supreme Court building.
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Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 11:55 am

In one of the most widely anticipated decisions in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the sweeping federal law overhauling the nation's health care system is constitutional.

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7:59 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Update On The Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 10:21 am

The law was upheld thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts, who sided with the court's more liberal wing, on a very narrow grounds: Instead of saying Congress has the authority to regulate interstate commerce, they said Congress has the authority to levy taxes. And the penalty for people who do not have health care is a tax and therefore constitutional.

NPR Story
7:59 am
Thu June 28, 2012

5 Justices Agree: Insurance Penalty Considered A Tax

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 10:21 am

Renee Montagne and Linda Wertheimer has the latest on the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act. The court ruled that the law — with its "individual mandate," or requirement that virtually all Americans buy health insurance — is constitutional.

NPR Story
7:11 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Rules On Health Care Law

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 10:14 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The Supreme Court has just wrapped up its term with one of the most consequential cases in decades.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

The justices have ruled that the landmark health care law that has become a signature of Barack Obama's presidency is largely upheld. The opinions run hundreds of pages. We're looking at all those pages now and we'll bring you detailed news and analysis all morning.

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