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Affordable Care Act survives again; states have no standing to challenge individual mandate, SCOTUS rules

The Affordable Care Act remains intact after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Thursday that challengers do not have standing to challenge the law’s requirement to carry health insurance.

Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote the majority opinion, joined by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New Orleans had struck down the health insurance requirement, known as the individual mandate.

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