In a victory for President Obama, the Supreme Court decided to uphold his signature health care law’s individual mandate in a split decision, according to NewsOne.
Pending speculation after hostile-seeming oral arguments in March that the justices would overturn the law. The mandate has been upheld as a tax, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal wing of the court.
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Only about 6 percent of the population will actually be required to buy health insurance or face a tax under the mandate, since most people already have coverage or will get it through Medicare, according to the Urban Institute.