Upheld: The Supreme Court holds that the Individual Mandate of the PPACA is Constitutional as a Tax

The Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) upheld today as constitutional the Individual Mandate provision of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”).

The SCOTUS delivered its much-anticipated opinion in the case officially known as: “Department of Health & Human Services, et al. v. Florida”.

Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the majority opinion of the court which held that mandating individuals to purchase health insurance is within the bounds of congressional authority under its tax and spending powers.

In addition to upholding the key individual mandate provision as a valid tax, the SCOTUS also upheld the entire law, with the exception of making some changes to the law’s expansion of Medicaid.

ADVOCATE will follow up with a more complete update of today’s historic decision.

With best regards,
Andre Perrotta, Esq.
Chief Compliance Officer