States Take PPACA to the Supreme Court

Congressional briefing sheds light on legal arguments against healthcare reform law

Simit Pandya

Opponents of “ObamaCare” rejoiced in November 2011 when the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in March 2012, almost exactly 2 years after the passage of President Obama’s landmark healthcare legislation. Although the individual mandate has become a focal rallying point for both proponents and opponents of the legislation, many people are unaware of the other legal issues being considered before the Court or how the Court plans to hear these issues during oral arguments.

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