The Supreme Court upheld the entirety of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Chief Justice Roberts joined the left of the Court to uphold the individual mandate.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
The decision handed Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty.
The court defied expectations in upholding the law. FiveThirtyEight, yesterday:
Bettors at the prediction market Intrade are quite confident that the Supreme Court will declare the individual mandate unconstitutional when it rules on the government’s health care bill. At this writing, the consensus prediction of the market is that there is a 74 percent chance that the court will vote to overturn the mandate.
CNN and other outlets botched their reporting on the ruling, announcing prematurely that the individual mandate of the Affordable Healthcare Act was struck down.