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On the Record

Supreme Court Decides Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

Henry J. Aaron

In a landmark decision that will shape the future of the U.S. healthcare system, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold nearly all provisions under the controversial Affordable Care Act. The majority of justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, declared the law constitutional under Congress’ power to tax. Senior Fellow Henry Aaron explains the Court’s reasoning, the roadblocks still facing the law’s full implementation, and how the decision will impact this year’s heated presidential campaign.

 

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