The Rights of Millions

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 @ 9:34PM

This morning, the rights of millions of Americans to health insurance reforms and benefits were reaffirmed when the United States Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, 5-4 (Chief Justice Roberts, Justices Breyer, Ginsb

erg, Kagan, and Sotomayor in the majority; Justices Alito, Kennedy, Scalia, and Thomas in the minority). Read the opinion here.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf

Based on the court’s decision to affirm the expansion of Medicaid in the Act, but giving states the option to decline to participate in the expansion without penalty, Texas has a big decision to make. Read about the decision and Texas’ choice at these links.

http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/06/court-holds-that-states-have-choice-whether-to-join-medicaid-expansion/

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-health-resources/health-reform-and-texas/supreme-court-rules-federal-health-reform/

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