The U.S. Supreme Court has released its much-anticipated decision on the constitutionality of various provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

In the two major issues before the Court, it upheld the so-called individual mandate as a legitimate constitutional exercise of Congress’ taxing authority.  The Court also upheld the ACA’s requirement for states to expand eligibility under their Medicaid programs, but struck down the provision that could have required non-complying states to forfeit 100 percent of the their Medicaid funding.  The text of the Supreme Court’s decision, released June 28, is available here.  

Source: Health Care Alert
Leave Drinker Biddle to Learn More