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Supreme Court supports health care law

Posted: 6/28/2012 3:10:00 PM

From the NEA: 

In a historic victory for millions of Americans, the United States Supreme Court on Thursday  upheld the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s signature domestic policy accomplishment. Most crucially, the Court, by a 5-4 vote, validated the individual mandate. The majority, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, held that the penalty that someone must pay if he refuses to buy insurance falls under Congress’ taxing power. 

This landmark decision green-lights plans to expand coverage to 32 million Americans and ends the worst insurance company abuses, including discrimination against children with pre-existing conditions. 

“Children are the big winners in today’s decision,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel.  “The Supreme Court has ensured that we will never go back to a time when insurance company profits are more important than the health and well-being of our nation’s youngest, most vulnerable citizens.” 

Read more at NEA Today.

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