Claire McAndrew of Washington, left, and Donny Kirsch of Washington celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after a the court's ruling on health care.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Mandate Is a Tax, Divided Supreme Court Rules in Much-Anticipated Decision
- Court votes 5-4 to uphold mandate
- Requirement to carry insurance counts as a tax, is constitutional
- Feds may not take Medicaid from states that refuse to take part
- Ruling vindicates President Obama's confidence in Affordable Care Act
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