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The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, leaving Obamacare unchanged following a challenge from a group of GOP-led states. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion with Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissenting. Breyer wrote, “We conclude that the plaintiffs in this suit failed to show a concrete, particularized injury fairly traceable to the defendants’ conduct in enforcing the specific statutory provision they attack as unconstitutional. “They have failed to show that they have standing to attack as unconstitutional the Act’s minimum essential coverage provision. Therefore, we reverse the Fifth Circuit’s judgment in respect to standing, vacate the judgment, and remand the case with instructions to dismiss.” In Alito’s dissent, he wrote, “Today’s decision is the third installment in our epic Affordable Care Act trilogy, and it follows the same pattern as installments one and two. In all three episodes, with the Affordable Care Act facing a serious threat, the Court has pulled off an improbable rescue.”

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