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On May 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed comprehensive health reform into law. The new law was called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. After more than two years of debate on the new law, on June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court has finally settled the debate.

The question for the Supreme Court has not been whether or not every American should have health care. The question has been whether or not the President of the United States and his administration can mandate what Americans have to purchase. Given that the penalty for not following the mandate is a tax, the Supreme Court has upheld the individual mandate portion of the health care plan.

As many had not hoped for and had not predicted, President Barack Obama’s health care plan’s individual mandate has been found to be constitutional. The part of Obama’s health care plan that has been…

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