U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act

John Thomas

John Thomas, the Carmen Tortora Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University, is available to comment on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

"By a vote of 6 to 3 and with an opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in the strongest possible fashion. The case pitted a literal interpretation of the act against an interpretation informed by the act's intent and the IRS's interpretation of the act. Had the Court premised its decision on deferral to the IRS interpretation, the act's opponents could have prevailed through reconstitution of the IRS leadership. But, by declining to rely on the IRS interpretation and rooting its decision in Congressional intent and a contextual reading of the act's language, the Supreme Court emphatically upheld the Affordable Care Act." 

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