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Supreme Court Health Care Showdown: Day 3

by Nan Swift / /

The Supreme Court is looking at two important pieces of the PPACA puzzle today.  From 10-11:30 am justices heard arguments regarding the “severability” of the individual mandate from the rest of the health care law to determine if the rest of the law can stand should the individual mandate be found unconstitutional.  Later, from 1-2pm the court will consider the constitutionality of Medicaid expansion – check out the links from Nick Gillespie and Peter Suderman for great commentary on these two issues.

Regardless of how things pan out between now and the expected June decision (though it could be much longer), we still need to use every opportunity available to urge our legislators in Washington to repeal the President’s health care law.  Go here to take action!

The Washington Times, Supreme Court Considers How to Tinker with Health Care Law”

Nick Gillespie, “Does Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion Plan Violate the Constitution as Badly as Medicaid Fails its Patients?”

Peter Suderman, “Can ObamaCare’s Mandate Be Severed from the Rest of the Law?”

Real Clear Politics, “Toobin: Hard to Imagine How Things Could be Going Worse for Obama Administration”

Mark Perry, “Obamacare in Trouble? Intrade Odd Jump from 38% to 60% That SCOTUS Will Reject Mandate”

The Wall Street Journal, “Justices Spar Over Health Law”

Audio and Transcripts from Today’s Oral Arguments