Supreme Court Issues Major Decisions On Obamacare & 1st Amendment

The U.S. Supreme Court has made two major decisions on health care and the First Amendment.

In their first decision, the justices threw out a challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Former President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010.

Over the past decade, it has reshaped the entire insurance industry and provided coverage for more than 30 million Americans.

18 Republican states challenged the ACA, arguing that Congress did not have the power to pass it.

The Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 against their case.

In a second decision on Thursday, the high court unanimously sided with a Catholic foster care agency that refused to work with same-sex couples.

They say the city of Philadelphia violated the First Amendment when it froze the agency’s contract because of their religious policy.