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The Supreme Court Rule on Health Care Reform

The US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) today, or what you might be more familiarly acquainted with as Obamacare.  In a narrow margin of 5-4 votes, the Supreme Court Justices found the individual mandate at the heart of the PPACA to be constitutional as a tax.  The individual mandate requires Americans to buy health insurance.  The ruling also limited provisions of the law to the expansion of Medicaid to 133% of the federal poverty level.  The bottom line?  The PPACA remain in force.

Insurers, employers, employees and individuals will continue to be required to comply with the Health Care Reform law as each provision is schedule to be enforced.

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