What You Need To Know About The Supreme Court Hearing on the Affordable Care Act

Posted 27 March 2012 By Alexander Gaffney

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is scheduled to hear arguments today on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA) 'individual mandate' provisions. In preparation for those arguments-and the rest of the case-Regulatory Focus has assembled a list of the essentials of what you need to know about the case, the court, the hearings and more.


The Individual Mandate:

Reuters - Supreme Court moves to heart of healthcare case

The New York Times - For Justices, a Matter of Framing the Core Issue on Health Care

Forbes - It's All Or Nothing For Obamacare Challengers Today

Reuters - Analysis: Why Supreme Court may uphold healthcare law


The Anti-Injunction Act:

Audio and Transcript - Day One Arguments

The New York Times - Justices Hear Argument That Health Case Is Premature

The Washington Post - Supreme Court likely to move forward on health-care ruling

New York Times - Health Act Arguments Open With Obstacle From 1867

The Boston Herald - Will Supreme Court hear health mandate at all?

The Boston Herald - Argument up first: Is it too soon to decide?


Case Summary:

Washington Post Wonkblog - SCOTUS 101: A Wonkblog guide to health care oral arguments

Kaiser Health News - The Health Law And The Supreme Court: A Primer For The Upcoming Oral Arguments

National Public Radio - A Legal Guide To The Health Care Arguments

CNN - Health care reform FAQ: A CNN guide to the Supreme Court's arguments

CNN - Health care's big four issues: What the justices will tackle


The Case:

Huffington Post - Obama Health Law Reaches Supreme Court

The Boston Herald - In health care case, Supreme Court weighs entwined provisions

Modern Healthcare - No contingency plans if ACA is struck down, White House officials say


The Court:

CNN - The U.S. Supreme Court: How it works

The New York Times - A Lawyer Who Can Simplify the Complex Draws a Big One: Obama's Health Overhaul

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