The Supreme Court kept the Affordable Care Act alive Thursday, ruling in a 7-2 decision that Texas and 17 other states – plus two individuals – lacked standing to challenge its constitutionality.
The states had argued that the law’s individual mandate was unconstitutional once it no longer carried a penalty because it had been justified as falling under the congressional power of taxation. They also claimed that the rest of the law could not survive without the mandate.
WHOA, the Supreme Court voted to uphold Obamacare in a 7-2 decision!
Conservative meltdown in 3,2,1…😂
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 17, 2021
BREAKING: Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama-era health care law, preserving coverage for millions of Americans. https://t.co/lIwN9IeEGF
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 17, 2021