All three branches of government have signed Obama Healthcare Act making it the way of the land now a day. John-Hancock’d by The President who initiated the legislation (the Executive); the Congress that passed it in 2010 (the Legislative); and the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling (the Judicial) – have passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
President observers, law school professors, government and court watchers have all said that since FDR was in office, presidents have been trying to get healthcare reform passed and not until 2010, has a president been able to get it through the Congress (the House and Senate). Therefore healthcare reform never became law to be tested by state courts to be able to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. (Notwithstanding, there had never been a president in the history of the nation who has/had been a constitutional law professor … until President (Professor) Obama … and that helped.
Furthermore, prior to the ruling, 19 out of 21 constitutional law professors, who ventured an opinion – on the most-anticipated ruling in years – said that the (U.S.) Supreme Court should uphold a law requiring most Americans to have health insurance if the justices follow legal precedent … and only one professor said that the court is very likely to uphold the insurance-coverage requirement.