Monday, November 14, 2011

Supreme Court to Rule on Constitutionality of Obamacare

November 14, 2011- This morning the Supreme Court announced it will hear the case of the constitutionality of Obamacare. It also said it would set aside an unprecedented 5 ½ hours to hear the arguments.

1. Whether Congress has the power to enact the individual mandate – 2 hours.

2. Whether the Anti-Injunction Act bars the individual mandate- 1 hour

3. Whether the mandate, if unconstitutional, is severable from the rest of the Act - 90 minutes
4. Whether the new conditions pertaining to Medicaid constitute an unconstitutional coercion of the states - 1 hour

Arguments will be heard on multiple days in March and April. The decision will be rendered in June. This is the biggest and most significant Supreme Court decision since Roe vs. Wade and Gore vs. Bush. On the decision hinges four other decisions:

1.Whether Congessis the sold judge of its own authority.

2Whether the decision if judicially enforceable.

3.The outcome of the 21012 election.

4. Where health reform goes from here.

Tweet: The Supreme Court will take up the issue of whether Obamacare is constitutional in part or in whole and whether it coerces the states.

1 comment:

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