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Excerpt: The U.S. Supreme Court announced its much-anticipated decision on the Obama administration’s health care reform law at 10:07 a.m. on June 28, 2012, ruling 5-4 that the controversial individual mandate, which requires virtually all Americans to buy health insurance, is constitutional. Although much of the debate on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) centered on the reach of the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause, the court upheld the law as a permissible tax, concluding that the penalty that the law imposed for refusing to buy insurance was the kind of measure that Congress can impose under its taxing power.
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