US Supreme Court throws out second Obamacare challenge

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By Euronews  with Reuters
US Supreme Court throws out second Obamacare challenge

Supporters of America’s controversial health law dubbed Obamacare are celebrating their latest victory in the Supreme Court.

Judges threw out a second Conservative legal challenge on Thursday brought over the wording of the legislation. If they had won, millions of the poorest Americans would have had their healthcare provision removed.

President Obama hailed the court’s decision: “Today is a victory for hardworking Americans all across this country whose lives will continue to become more secure in a changing economy because of this law. This law is now helping tens of millions of Americans and they’ve told me that this changed their lives for the better.”

The ruling means the law which has been fiercely opposed by Republican politicians will remain in place at least until Obama leaves office in early 2017.

Obamacare provides health insurance for those not covered by their employers or other existing medical programmes.