Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act again

The front of U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Adobe stock photo)

The U.S. Supreme Court has turned back a third Republican challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this time by a 7-2 vote.

The latest challenge to the law popularly known as Obamacare came from Texas and other states, backed by the administration of former President Donald Trump. The justices ruled that the challengers lacked legal standing for their case. They did not address part of the law known as the “individual mandate,” which requires Americans to have health insurance and which the complainants sought to overturn as unconstitutional.

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