Court Rules in Favor of Health Care Overhaul


Reuters is reporting that an appeals court has upheld a lower-court ruling affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act, also referred to by opponents as "Obamacare."

From the article:

An appeals court on Tuesday upheld a lower-court decision that had dismissed a challenge to President Barack Obama's signature health care law and found the minimum coverage requirement was constitutional.

The Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed a lower-court ruling that found requiring Americans to buy health care insurance coverage by early 2014 or face a penalty was constitutional and had dismissed a lawsuit challenging it.

The case is expected to ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court.