The Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act included a win for Native Americans fighting for Indian health-related programs to be re-funded.
The outcome of the ruling, although large in scope, is not entirely understood yet for the United States’ Hispanic population. Some argue that the ACA will help the Hispanic population, and others, especially Latino employers, argue the law may hurt the Hispanics or turn them against Obama this November.
WASHINGTON – In a major victory for the Obama administration, the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 has survived under the taxing power of the Congress, according to a widely anticipated decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28. Also surviving is the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), which was part of the larger law and paved the way to permanently reauthorizing some important federal and tribal Indian health-related programs and funding pathways.