June 28, 2012
Today, June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States issued the much anticipated ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as the Health Care Reform Law. In upholding the law by a 5 to 4 decision, the majority opinion, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, stated that the law was a valid exercise of Congress’s power to tax.
Regardless of the Court’s decision, Republicans are still likely to continue efforts to roll back the law piece-by-piece, primarily using appropriations as the way to stop or delay implementation.
SNM will continue to monitor the implementation of the ACA and keep you up-to-date.