Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, ruling that Texas doesn’t have standing to challenge Obama’s signature healthcare law

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The US Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, saying that the red states challenging the law in the case lacked standing.

The 7-2 ruling leaves the Obama-era healthcare law intact and preserves healthcare coverage for millions of Americans.

Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Amy Coney Barret, Elena Kagan, Brett Kavanaugh, Sonia Sotomayor, and Clarence Thomas.

The case, California v. Texas, was the third challenge of the Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court had heard.

Filed by a coalition of states led by Texas, the case challenged the “individual mandate” provision, in which people without health insurance face a tax penalty.

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