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    Supreme Court upholds a key part of the Affordable Care Act

    Posted by charlottes on Jun 29, 2015 1:17:44 PM

    “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote.

    In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court passed the controversial health care law that will allow millions of Americans who got covered in health insurance marketplaces to stay covered, no matter where they live. The Supreme Court ruled the federal government’s ability to subsidize eligible people on lower and middle incomes to buy health insurance on the federal marketplace.

    Roughly 10.2 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare and paid their insurance premiums through the exchanges as of March, and 6.4 million were receiving subsidies to help afford coverage in the 34 states that had not established their own marketplace.

    President Obama tweeted, “Today’s decision is a victory for every hardworking American. Access to quality, affordable health care is a right, not a privilege.”

    To learn more about the Affordable Care Act ruling, visit,

    Topics: allied health, ACA, Affordable Care Act, healthcare law, Obamacare, SCOTUS

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