'A victory for people all over this country': Obama's health reforms pass high court
The US Supreme Court has said President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform act is constitutional.
The court upheld a core requirement known as the "individual mandate" that Americans buy insurance or pay a fine.
Of the nine justices on the bench, Chief Justice John Roberts' vote was decisive in the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in favour of the law.
The ruling comes months before the US election, with Republicans vowing to push for a repeal of the bill.
Healthcare is a deeply polarising issue in the US and Republicans strongly opposed Mr Obama's legislation.
They were later joined by 13 more states, the National Federation of Independent Businesses and several individuals.