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Interactive: Inside The Health Care Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Affordable Care Act. Use this interactive to see key portions of the ruling.
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Health Law Survives With Roberts' Vote

Chief Justice John Roberts said the requirement that individuals have health coverage or pay a penalty falls within Congress' power to impose taxes. On the issue of Medicaid expansion, a majority of the court said Congress can expand Medicaid, but can't strip states of all their Medicaid funds if they fail to participate in that expansion.
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5 Justices Agree: Insurance Penalty Considered A Tax

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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Roberts Vote Key In Upholding Health Care Law

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.

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