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This just in from the Christian Science Press Room!
By Christian Science Press Room
- June 28, 2012
This morning, June 28, the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of most of the health care reform law (the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), ruling that the individual mandate is constitutional as a tax. Therefore, beginning in 2014, many Americans (including many Christian Scientists) will be required to buy health insurance, or pay a penalty for noncompliance. Currently, Christian Scientists are neither accommodated in nor exempted by this law. However, we are actively working to find appropriate solutions for Christian Scientists as we continue engaging with representatives of federal and state governments. We are encouraged by the strong bipartisan support we have seen for ensuring that the needs of Christian Scientists are considered in health care legislation and are very grateful for it.