The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has ruled that it was constitutional for Congress to require all Americans buy health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. health care reform, The New York Times reports. The decision from the Cincinnati court was the first appellate review of the health care reform law. A judge appointed by a Republican president and one named by a Democrat formed the 2-to-1 majority. That was the first time rulings on the Affordable Care Act did not break down along partisan lines. Two more opinions from courts of appeal are expected soon. Lawyers on both sides of the case expect the U.S. Supreme Court to take one or more of these cases.

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