Supreme Court Hears PPACA Mandate Oral Argument

March 27th, 2012 by JBWK

The U.S. Supreme Court today held its second of three days of oral argument regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or PPACA.

This morning the Court heard arguments on the most visible issue: the constitutionality of the so-called “individual mandate” requiring most Americans to purchase health insurance. Early reports seem to indicate that several justices, including the often tiebreaker Justice Kennedy, were skeptical of the law’s constitutionality during oral argument.

The Court will hear one more day of argument tomorrow on separate issues. It is anticipated to release its opinion sometime this summer.


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