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The US Supreme Court has ruled on the health care reform law

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June 28, 2012. The Committee on Publication has just shared this information about the Supreme Court ruling on the health care reform law. If you have questions,
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The United States Supreme Court has ruled on the health care reform law

This morning, June 28,  the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of most of the health care reform law (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 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.

What are some further implications of this ruling for Americans and for Christian Scientists? What are legal scholars saying about the decision? How will the Committee on Publication respond?

Join us at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 12, for a live online town hall forum to discuss these topics and answer your questions.

Visit our website for more information, to listen to the town hall forum, and to submit your questions. You can also submit questions via Facebook, Twitter (@csfedoffice), e-mail (, or phone (202-296-2190). Please submit your questions by July 10.

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