In a major victory for President Obama, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to uphold the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning his health care overhaul, preserving health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices ruled 6-3 to reject a major challenge to the law also known as Obamacare, rejecting a claim by opponents that the subsidies million Americans received to make their insurance affordable depended on where they live. The healthcare law has widely been hailed President Obama’s greatest domestic achievement, with 8.7 million Americans currently receiving an average subsidy of $272 a month to help pay their insurance premiums. Chief Justice John Roberts was the key vote, and in the majority opinion, he wrote, “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them.”
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