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