Obamacare still standing

The Affordable Care Act survives latest brush with Supreme Court

Following a Supreme Court ruling on June 25, it's now all but certain that President Obama's signature health care law will not be dismantled following the end of his term in 2017, as Republicans have long attempted.

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court determined that the Affordable Care Act allows the federal government to provide tax subsidies to help the nation's poor and middle-class afford health care insurance, according to The New York Times.

“Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in the majority opinion. “If at all possible, we must interpret the Act in a way that is consistent with the former, and avoids the latter.”