Supreme Court OKs individual mandate


In a historic and highly anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court largely upheld the controversial health reform law, including its requirement that most Americans obtain insurance.

The justices, in their ruling, said the individual mandate, called the centerpiece of the law, can be upheld as a tax, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal wing of the court.

Twenty-six states, including Georgia, sued over the law, arguing that the individual mandate, which requires people to buy health insurance or face a fine starting in 2014, was unconstitutional.

Here is a link to an article on the ruling.

It’s a complicated decision, and Georgia Health News will have analysis and reaction soon and throughout the day.