U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Health Reform Case in March
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the federal health reform law over three days beginning on March 26, 2012. On the first day, the court will discuss whetherÂ a tax law -- known as the Anti-Injunction Act -- prevents it from ruling on the constitutionality of the law before 2014, when the major provisions in the overhaul will be implemented. On March 27, the court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of the individual mandate. Finally, on March 28, the justices will examine the issue of severability and whether the Medicaid expansion is constitutional.
- "Supreme Court To Hear Arguments in March on Health Care Law" (Savage, Los Angeles Times, 12/19).
- "Supreme Court Sets Week's Worth of Arguments Over Obama's Health Care Plan for Late March" (AP/Washington Post, 12/19).
- "High Court Schedules Oral Arguments for ACA" (Carlson, Modern Healthcare, 12/19).