U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Healthcare Reform Act

June 28th, 2012
Health IT

The United States Supreme Court Has Largely Upheld

The Healthcare Reform Act

 by Michele Madison

After two years of vigorous debate, and hours of testimony before multiple courts, the Supreme Court has decided in a 5 to 4 decision that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, commonly known as the Healthcare Reform Act, is constitutional.

The Supreme Court has determined that the individual mandate requiring the purchase of insurance or the payment of a penalty to the government through individual tax returns, is within Congress’ constitutional power to levy taxes. The Supreme Court

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