Summary of the Supreme Court Decision on the ACA: Court removes the “gun from the States’ heads” but leaves open possibility of States shooting themselves in the foot
Prepared by Jane Perkins, Sarah Somers and Byron Gross
June 29, 2012
In National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Issued yesterday, the decision is surprising not only for its legal reasoning but also because of how the justices voted. Read more here.