Healthcare at the Supreme Court
Our sister publication, The National Law Journal will be reporting live from the landmark, three-day arguments on the Affordable Care Act. Follow all developments here.
Fate of Health Care Law Seems Uncertain as Arguments Close
March 29, 2012
The question of severability - what happens to the rest of the law if the mandate is struck down - appeared to divide the justices along ideological lines just as the question of the constitutionality of the minimum coverage requirement did on Tuesday.
Administration Faces Tough Questions Over Health Care Law
March 28, 2012
At the end of fast-paced arguments in a courtroom packed with press, politicians and the public, the fate of the controversial so-called individual mandate to buy health insurance seemed to rest with two justices: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Justices Signal Intent to Reach Merits of Health Care Law
March 27, 2012
On the first of three days of historic oral arguments on the health care law, the justices considered what could have been a show-stopping issue: whether the Court has jurisdiction to consider the issue now at all, or whether it has to wait until 2015, when the first taxpayer who refuses to buy health insurance under the so-called "individual mandate" is required to pay a penalty to the IRS.
Weighing Constitutionality of Health Care Reform Law
March 26, 2012
In his Health Law column, Francis J. Serbaroli, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, writes: In deciding challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court will be wrestling with some of the most significant constitutional, legal, political, economic, and social issues of our era. But whatever the outcome, one thing is certain: The debates over how to reform the health care system, improve quality, and contain its costs will continue.