By Emily McKinley, Health Information Specialist As most of our followers know, the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was argued in the US Supreme Court in March. On Thursday, June 28, the much anticipated ruling was announced, and simply put, the justices largely upheld the Act, which was signed into law in 2010. In March, the Supreme Court heard four oral arguments regarding the act. Those arguments focused on whether the individual mandate requiring all Americans to enroll in a health insurance plan was constitutional; whether the mandate was even arguable at present or whether it fell under the Anti- Injunction Act, which states that a tax cannot be challenged until it has been levied; if the individual mandate was severable from the remainder of the act if found unconstitutional; and, finally, whether the proposed Medicaid expansion and implications for federal funds is legal. The Court’s ruling found that the individual mandate is constitutional, nu
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