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NPR Story
11:16 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Health Care Ruling: Examing Dissent

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 12:48 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

And I'm Linda Wertheimer. In a momentous and long-anticipated ruling, the Supreme Court has decided to uphold President Obama's health care law. The decision is a major victory for the president.

MONTAGNE: His challenger, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will offer his own response in a few moments. For their part, House Republicans have vowed to repeal the law.

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NPR Story
10:44 am
Thu June 28, 2012

How Does The Ruling Change The Health Care Law?

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 12:37 pm

The entire health care sphere has been bracing for what might happen and all the chaos that might ensue from what the court might do, but the ruling doesn't change much about the Affordable Care Act.

NPR Story
10:35 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Health Care Ruling: Surprising Decisions, Votes

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 12:28 pm

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).

NPR Story
9:59 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Update On The Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 12:21 pm

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
9:59 am
Thu June 28, 2012

5 Justices Agree: Insurance Penalty Considered A Tax

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 12:21 pm

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.

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