Big Victory For Obama Administration, Court Upholds Health Care Law

Source: Ariane de Vogue / ABC News

In a victory for the Obama administration, the D.C. Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality  of a key provision of the health care law.

The 2-1 decision is sure to embolden the Obama administration because it was written by Laurence H. Silberman, a Ronald Reagan appointee, who is considered one of the leading conservative jurists on the bench.

At issue before the three-judge panel was the individual mandate,  a central provision of the Affordable Care Act, which requires individuals to buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty.

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