AP: A quick look at the four questions at issue in the Supreme Court’s health care overhaul case

A quick look at the four questions at issue in the Supreme Court’s health care overhaul case

By Associated Press, Published: November 14

The questions the Supreme Court asked lawyers to argue when the justices consider appeals of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in March:

— Does Congress have the power to mandate that Americans buy health insurance or pay a penalty?

— If the requirement to buy insurance is unconstitutional, is the whole law unconstitutional? What other parts of the law, if any, could survive?

— Is Congress illegally coercing states to expand Medicaid, the subsidized health care for the poor and disabled, by threatening to withhold funding from states that refuse?

— Since the penalty for not buying health insurance doesn’t go into effect until federal income taxes are due in 2015, are legal arguments currently brought against the health care overhaul premature?

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Kevin Wrege, Esq.

Founder & President

Pulse Issues & Advocacy LLC

Office: 202-625-1787

Mobile: 202-253-4929

4410 Massachusetts Ave., NW, #150

Washington, DC 20016

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: