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Supreme Court Hearings on Health Care Reform Begin Today

Written by: JD Cleary
March 26, 2012 at 9:59 AM

The United States Supreme Court will begin hearings today to discuss the constitutionality of health care reform (Affordable Care Act [ACA] or PPACA).

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The following is an anticipated agenda based on the U.S. Supreme Court docket:

  • Monday (3/26)

    8:30 AM - Pro-health care reform groups news conference

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Anti-Injunction Act and its application to health care reform

    12:15 - 12:30 PM - Pro-health care reform groups will hold news conference

    2:00 PM - Attorneys General news conference

    3:00 PM - Houe Reoublicans news conference

    4:00 PM - Press call with Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli

    Day 1 Summary: Both sides (government and states) argued that the Anti-Injunction Act does not apply to the case of the constituionality of health care reform.

    Click here for the transcript from day 1. 


  • Tuesday (3/27) - Is the individual mandate portion of health care reform constitutional?

    Day 2 Summary: Arguments on the individual mandate.  Click here for more.

    Click here for the transcript from day 2.


  • Wednesday (3/28) - Can health care reform continue without the individual mandate? Is the withholding of Medicaid funding to states unwilling to particiapte in health care reform constitutional?

    Day 3 Summary: Signs point towards conservative justices having a majority to rule that the entire health care reform statue is unconstitutional.  Click here to read an article by the Los Angeles Times.

    Click here for the transcript from day 3.


Click here to read a more in-depth preview of the Supreme Court hearnings by Michael Gomes, Executive Vice President of BenefitMall.

Check back with Zane Benefits blog for updates as hearings continue.

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Topics: Individual Mandate, Healthcare Reform

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