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Supreme Court Throws Out Latest Challenge To Obamacare


The U.S. Supreme Court rejected another challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

On Jan. 19, the Supreme Court justices maintained lower court rulings that previously dismissed a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, the Huffington Post reports.

The lawsuit was filed on the grounds that Obamacare violated the Constitution’s Origination Clause.

The clause states that taxes must “originate” in the House of Representatives. The health care law, according to small business owner Matt Sissel — the man behind the suit — is unconstitutional because he believes it originated in the Senate.

“The reason the Constitution requires all bills for raising revenue to originate in the House is to keep the taxing power -- of which the founders were justly suspicious -- in the hands of the most democratic branch of the federal government,” Sissel said in his appeal, according to the Post.

Sissel brought his case to the Supreme Court, despite two lower courts rejecting it. The Supreme Court ultimately determined that the Affordable Care Act properly originated in the House.

Sources: PBS, Huffington Post / Photo credit: Wikipedia, LaDawna Howard/Flickr

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