China News Service, Washington, June 17 (Reporter Sha Hanting) The Supreme Court of the United States rejected the legal challenge of Texas and others to the "Obamacare Reform" (ie "Affordable Care Act") on the 17th local time, and the "Obamacare Reform" will continue. effective.
In this ruling, seven justices of the Supreme Court expressed support for "Obamacare" and two justices expressed opposition.
Justice Breyer stated in his opinion that the state and individual who appealed this time did not have the "legal qualifications" to file a lawsuit against the mandatory purchase of medical insurance clauses in the "Obamacare Reform."
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US President Biden welcomed the ruling and said that tens of millions of people have benefited from the Affordable Care Act.
He stated that he would further advance the reform of medical insurance on the basis of this law.
The leader of the lawsuit, Texas Attorney General Paxton (Ken Paxton) said he will continue to work to repeal the law.
He posted on social media that "Obamacare" is to allow the federal government to control the medical insurance system, and such a ruling by the Supreme Court will be "the end of federalism principles and limited government."
According to data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this month, 31 million Americans currently have access to health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
According to the "Affordable Medical Care Law", the insurance industry is prohibited from refusing to sell medical insurance to the purchaser based on the previous medical history of the purchaser, nor is it allowed to charge premiums on the grounds of gender or medical history.
The law also contains a clause that obliges the vast majority of Americans to purchase health insurance, or to pay a fine.
However, Congress passed a resolution in 2017 to no longer impose fines on non-insured persons.
The state of Texas, which filed the lawsuit this time, believes that the mandatory purchase of medical insurance clause is unconstitutional, so the law should be completely abolished.
The Supreme Court ruled that these states have no right to file a lawsuit on this matter, but it did not rule on whether the mandatory purchase of medical insurance is unconstitutional.