Obamacare Healthcare Bill, In a decision that marks the end of months-long legal debate, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of most of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, including its controversial individual mandate.
The healthcare bill, more widely known as “Obamacare,” has faced scrutiny since its initial passage in 2009. The individual mandate, which required citizens to either purchase healthcare or face fines, was among the most controversial of the law’s provisions.
Ferdinand Schlapper, director of Boynton Health Service at the University of Minnesota, said that in keeping the law the federal government now parallels Boynton’s belief in the importance of the healthcare safety net.
The University’s own mandate, which Boynton COO Carl Anderson says has been in effect for 25 years, was not subject to change regardless of the court’s ruling.
He said he feels now that the Supreme Court has come out in favor of Affordable Care, “our rationale feels like it’s being recognized on a much bigger level.” (AP)