PHOTOS: Health-care reform: Major moments in history
The Supreme Court’s decision Thursday is a major victory for the White House less than five months before the November election. The law will affect the health-care choices of millions of Americans.
June 28, 2012 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) relays the news to her staff on Capitol Hill that the Supreme Court just upheld the individual mandate, the central component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Pelosi, the former speaker of the House, was instrumental in helping to pass health-care reform in Congress, and was at President Obama's side when he signed it into law.J. Scott Applewhite/AP