The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. Photo by Geoff Livingston

Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act for a third time

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In a 7-2 opinion authored by Justice Stephen Breyer, the Supreme Court said that “plaintiffs lack standing to challenge the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s minimum essential coverage provision.” The decision, to which Justices Alito and Gorsuch dissented, leaves the law in place.

This was the third Supreme Court challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era legislation has survived all three legal challenges brought before the court.

The third major attack on the law at the Supreme Court ended the way the first two did, with a majority of the court rebuffing efforts to gut the law or get rid of it altogether.

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