As it happened: Supreme Court ruling

Key points

  • The Supreme Court has upheld a US law requiring all Americans to obtain health insurance or face a penalty
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is seen as a key achievement of Barack Obama's presidency
  • Opponents of the law said the requirement to buy insurance is illegal under the US constitution
  • The Supreme Court's ruling comes months before the US presidential election
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Reporting:

  • Daniel Nasaw 

Last updated 28 June 2012

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