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U.S. SC rules for ObamaCare, calls mandate a tax

By John O'Brien | Jun 28, 2012


WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the controversial provision of health care reform requiring individuals to purchase insurance or face a financial penalty is a constitutional tax.

More than two years after President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law, the nation's highest court ruled 5-4 that most of it is constitutional.

The chief issue was a mandate that imposed a $695 annual penalty on individuals who did not purchase health insurance. Obama's own budget director said in February that the mandate was not a tax.

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