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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare's Individual Mandate

In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court has upheld most parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the Act's so-called "individual mandate" that imposes a penalty on individuals who do not purchase a minimum level of health insurance.  The Court found that the individual mandate was a valid exercise of Congress' power to "lay and collect Taxes" established by Article 1, section 8 of the US Constitution.