US court upholds Obamacare
- Published: 28 Jun 2012 at 21.41
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WASHINGTON : The US Supreme Court decided Thursday to uphold the signature health care law of President Barack Obama.
The controversial "individual mandate" payment system was struck down by a 5-4 decision - but then was legalised as a new tax.Chief Justice John Roberts, supposedly a conservative justice, joined the liberal wing of the court in the vote to save "Obamacare" as the first national US health care law has been dubbed.Twenty six states sued over the law, arguing that the individual mandate, which requires people to buy health insurance or face a fine...
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