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Mon June 25, 2012
High Court Ruling On Health Care Law Anticipated
The US Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on national healthcare won’t quiet the political debate, according to a Massachusetts Congressman. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports
Whether the justices uphold or strike down all or parts of the Affordable Care Act, the eagerly awaited decision will provide plenty of political fodder for supporters and opponents, says Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal.
Parts of the health care law are popular with the public, including provisions allowing children to stay on their parent’s insurance until age 26 and prohibitions against insurers denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. But the core of the law, the requirement that every adult have health insurance, the so-called individual mandate, is unpopular, according to public opinion surveys…