Newsfeed : Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Act, Individual Mandate

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Newsfeed » June 2012

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

20 Years Ago In POZ

More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to


June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Act, Individual Mandate

The individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning, the Washington Post reports. The mandate to purchase insurance or pay a penalty was the linchpin of President Obama’s health care reform, which is expected to extend medical coverage to more than 30 million citizens who lack health insurance. The Supreme Court ruled the mandate is allowed under Congress’s taxing authority. The mandate will help ensure other elements of the ACA, such as allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26 and not permitting insurers to deny benefits to children with preexisting conditions. While the court ruled that the ACA could expand Medicaid benefits and broaden the program’s minimum eligibility requirements, it struck down the provision allowing the government to withdraw existing Medicaid funding to states that failed to comply with that expansion; this may render the Medicaid extension toothless in practice. Most provisions of the ACA don’t take effect until 2014.

To read the Post article, click here.

Search: Affordable Care Act, health care, Supreme Court, Medicaid, insurance, Barack Obama, ACA, Obamacare

Scroll down to comment on this story.


(will display; 2-50 characters)


(will NOT display)


(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules

Hide comments

Previous Comments:


[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Has a pet helped you deal with your HIV?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.