Obama Health Care Law Upheld by U.S. Appeals Court

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 29, 2011 2:25 PM
Obama Health Care Law Upheld by U.S. Appeals Court
In a victory for the Obama administration, a federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The decision marks the first time an appellate court has weighed in on the issue and also the first time a judge, appointed by a Republican president, has voted to uphold the law.

The case stems from a challenge from the Thomas More Center, a public interest law firm, and four Michigan residents who claimed that the individual mandate -- the portion of the law that requires individuals to buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a tax penalty-- is unconstitutional.