With the Supreme Court sharply divided, the Obama health law was saved by Chief Justice John Roberts, who sided with the four more liberal justices on the Court to uphold both the individual mandate and the overall health reform plan.
It was a supremely ironic outcome, as the Roberts Court has been heavily criticized by Democrats in the Congress and the White House in recent years - in fact - go back to 2005 when the Chief Justice's nomination was up before the Senate, and you will find Senators named Obama and Biden were two of the 22 votes against.
Today though, the Chief Justice delivered the President a major political victory.
The Chief Justice came up with a very interesting ruling, as he rejected the idea that the individual mandate was constitutional under the Commerce Clause - instead, he found that it was okay under Congress' power to tax.
That course was blasted by the Supreme Court's minority, as Justices Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Kennedy labeled the final decision, "vast judicial overreaching."
If you want to read today's decision by the US Supreme Court, you can link to it here.