Healthcare reform ruling called good for immunizations

June 28, 2012
by Bob Roos


Today's historic US Supreme Court ruling upholding most of the 2010 healthcare reform law provides an important boost for preventive health services, including immunizations, public health and medical groups said in praising the ruling.

In a 5-4 decision, the court upheld the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) hotly debated insurance mandate—the requirement that nearly everyone have health insurance or pay a penalty. Chief Justice John Roberts, who voted with the majority, said the court viewed the insurance mandate as a valid exercise of Congress's taxation authority, the Associated Press (AP) reported.



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