The Constitutional Challenges To ACA In Historical Context

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Families USA’s Ron Pollack offers this silver lining about last week’s appeals court decision invalidating the individual mandate provision in the Affordable Care Act. “Most major pieces of social legislation have been challenged in the courts, often as an infringement of individual liberty. The Social Security Act in the 1930s and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 were struck down by lower courts as unconstitutional before being upheld by the Supreme Court. Today, those laws are part of the fabric of American society.”

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