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A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Review of the 2010 Health Care Reform Law

With the Supreme Court preparing to hear oral arguments about challenges to the 2010 Affordable Care Act in March 2012, this Kaiser Family Foundation brief serves as a primer on the pending case, which challenges the constitutionality both of the law’s individual mandate that requires most Americans to obtain health insurance and of provisions requiring states to expand eligibility for their Medicaid programs.

The brief provides an overview of the pending case, the key constitutional questions, and the legal arguments made by the parties involved. It also outlines how the Court could decide each of the issues and the potential implications of the Court’s decisions. A separate report examines the Medicaid arguments in the case in more detail.

Report (.pdf)

SEE ALSO: Read about the outcome in A Guide to the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision

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