The Americans twice voted for this:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a major component of President Barack Obama’s landmark health care reform, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
The decision is a major victory for one of Obama’s most significant domestic achievements. The law, which was passed in 2010 without a single Republican vote, prevents insurance companies from denying coverage because of “pre-existing” health conditions. It requires almost everyone in the U.S. to be insured and provides financial help to consumers who otherwise would spend too much on their health insurance payments. The United States is the only major world economy that does not have a comprehensive state health care system.
Obama greeted news of the decision by declaring the health care law, called the Affordable Care Act, “is here to stay.” He said the law is no longer about politics, but the benefits millions of people are receiving.