09. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Health Law · Tags: ,

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a full three-days (3 days!) of oral argument on the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law.  For those not familiar with the normal workings of the Supreme Court and the cases it hears, that’s a big deal. When the Supreme Court takes up the challenges to the healthcare reform law, here’s what the key arguments will be about:

  • Whether the requirement that all Americans obtain insurance is constitutional.
  • Whether, if it is not constitutional, the rest of the healthcare reform law should be tossed out.

Huh?  Isn’t there more?  Yes, but those are the key issues.  OK, we can quibble about others, but when the press engages in its usual “Sturm und Drang” over the law, these two issues should remain front and center.  Many desire that the entire law be tossed.  Whether the so-called insurance mandate is integral to the entire reform bill’s success is a significant point of debate.

More to follow.

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