Posted March 26, 2012
Everything you need to know as the Supreme Court's review of the Affordable Care Act gets underway
By Meredith Hughes
Today the Supreme Court began the first of three full days of oral arguments debating the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The issue before the Court today is whether the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) is applicable in this case. The AIA states that no one can bring legal action to prevent the collection of a tax, however, this means that you can sue after the tax is collected. If the AIA applies to the PPACA litigation, then the Court would have to punt their decision about the individual mandate down the road to at least after 2014, when the mandate tax penalty is applicable.
A complete transcript of today’s arguments is available here.
We’ll keep posting on this issue, but in the meantime, here are a few articles and blogs we’re reading:
More to come!
U.S. Supreme Court Oral Hearings on Health Reform, March 26, 2012
The Many Legal Barriers Standing in the Way of Health Care Reform, March 16, 2012
Does Health IT Reduce Costs or Not?, March 14, 2012
Regulatory Roundup, March 6, 2012