Bloomberg News reports:
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, rejecting a challenge by Republican-controlled states and former President Donald Trump’s administration to a landmark law that provides health insurance to 20 million people, Bloomberg News reports.
The justices, voting 7-2, said the suing states and individuals lacked the legal right to challenge the law, also known as Obamacare, because they hadn’t been injured by the provision at the center of the lawsuit. Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court rejects the constitutional challenge to Obamacare in 7-2 opinion. The court tosses the lawsuit because the challengers do not have legal standing to sue. https://t.co/meuQgPE50Z
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 17, 2021
BREAKING: In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court tossed out the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, finding Texas lacked standing to bring the case. More to come, here’s the opinion: https://t.co/D2JjbVaxlH
tldr: Obamacare stays pic.twitter.com/WYMs0fa2YV
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) June 17, 2021
BREAKING: The Supreme Court upholds Obamacare 7-2, saying Texas & the individual plaintiffs challenging it can't prove they were harmed by the individual mandate's zero-dollar penalty. BREYER, ROBERTS, KAGAN, SOTOMAYOR, THOMAS, KAVANAUGH and BARRETT vote to uphold the ACA.
— Alice Miranda Ollstein (@AliceOllstein) June 17, 2021
BREAKING: US Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, rejecting an attempt to strike it down by Republican-led states. https://t.co/2g2ly1890E
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 17, 2021