Courtesy of U.S. Supreme Court Roberts was key vote in court's ruling. Related Links: Text of Supreme Court's opinion The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 ruling that was a blow to business groups and is certain to become part of the election-year debate.In the majority opinion, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote that the 2010 health-care statute's “individual mandate” provision, which requires that Americans obtain health insurance by 2014 or pay a tax penalty, is constitutional. The mandate was the centerpiece of the law, and the court’s decision on
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