It appears as though the individual mandate has survived. The SCOTUS blog has reported that the ACA is constitutional with Justice Roberts voting left.
While we wait for more information and details to come, I think this is a shining example of how the Unites States political system is supposed to work. So much of the news this week was about how the Supreme Court has become politicized. It is refreshing to see something not fall on political lines. It is refreshing to see lawmakers do the right thing.
Let’s not forget, beyond all the heated political rhetoric that went along with the ACA, the law itself was not about politics. The heart of the law was to ensure the millions of uninsured Americans in this country have access to affordable health care. Thankfully we are now one step closer to achieving this goal.
More to come later.