Breaking down Supreme Court's rejection of challenge to Obamacare

In a 7-2 ruling, the court struck down a lower court ruling and said the plaintiffs, Texas and 17 other GOP-led states, did not have standing to sue.
1:06 | 06/18/21

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Now to the major decision by the court rejecting a challenge to the affordable care act leaving it in place. Mary Bruce joins us to break down the decision. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning Amy. It's a huge sigh of relief for the 31 million Americans insured by the affordable care act. In a 7-2 ruling the supreme court rebuffed the argument because congress did away with the tax penalty for the uninsured the entire thing should be scrapped. The court ruling they have no legal ground to stand on. At the white house they're celebrating the decision. And a record number of Americans are now enrolled. We've seen large korj gains among people of color and in lower income communities. The law has grown in popularity which may be one reason why we're seeing many Republicans who spent years fighting the law resigned to the fact that Obamacare is here to stay. Guys?

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