From The Kansas City Star, by Dave Helling, Diane Stafford and
By the narrowest possible margin, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld virtually all of the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law considered the central achievement of President Barack Obama.
Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the 5-4 majority, said the requirement that almost all Americans purchase health insurance is constitutional. The penalty for failing to obtain insurance, he ruled, is a tax — and Congress has broad authority to levy taxes.
“Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness,” Roberts wrote.
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