Supreme Court turns away new challenge to Obamacare

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Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate after the Supreme Court up held the law in the 6-3 vote at the Supreme Court in Washington June 25, 2015. The Supreme Court justices rejected an appeal Tuesday to President Barack Obama's health care law. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate after the Supreme Court up held the law in the 6-3 vote at the Supreme Court in Washington June 25, 2015. The Supreme Court justices rejected an appeal Tuesday to President Barack Obama’s health care law. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected another challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

The justices on Tuesday left in place lower court rulings that dismissed a lawsuit against the national health care law. The suit argues that the law violates the provision of the Constitution that requires tax-raising bills to originate in the House of Representatives.

The court has twice turned back major challenges to the law, in opinions written by Chief Justice John Roberts in 2012 and in June. The court also has allowed family-owned businesses with religious objections to opt out of paying for contraceptives for women covered under their health plans. The Pacific Legal Foundation backed the latest lawsuit, filed on behalf of small-business owner Matt Sissel.

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