WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a sweeping opinion covering four issues addressed over three days of oral argument, the U.S. Supreme Court today found that the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) does not bar challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), 111 P.L. 148, that the individual mandate contained in the act is constitutional and that the federal government can expand Medicaid but cannot withhold existing funding from the states for noncompliance with the expansion (Department of Health and Human Services, et al. v. State of Florida, et al., No. 11-398, U.S. Sup.; National Federation of Independent Business v. Kathleen Sebelius, et al. No. 11-393; State of Florida, et al. v. Department of Health and Human Services, et al., No. 11-400, U.S. Sup.).
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