Today was a historic day for the United States and the Obama Administration. In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the healthcare law, also known as the Affordable Care Act. The swing vote came from Chief Justice John Roberts, an appointee of President George W. Bush. Roberts voted alongside the liberal justices, ruling the individual mandate as constitutional.
So what does all this mean for you?
The Affordable Care Act will do the following:
Require people to have health insurance by 2014
Insurance companies can’t deny based on pre-existing conditions
One of the most anticipated trials is current underway as the Supreme Court determines whether President Obama’s health care reform is unconstitutional or not. The hearing started Monday and has already reached points of high intensity. Those that oppose the legislation believe by allowing Congress to regulate healthcare, an unhealthy precedent will be set. Supporters of the legislation believe this is a viable way of giving everyone access to affordable health care.
The hearings include testimonies from both sides of the argument. One heartfelt testimony came from a woman who explained...