PPACA In The Court: It's Down To Politics, Not The Law

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT) -- As the U.S. Supreme Court considers appeals regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, referred to as “Obamacare” by critics and others, one key question remains: Does U.S. Congress have the authority to impose the individual mandate requiring citizens who do not purchase health insurance to pay a tax?

Further, can Congress rule against that provision without overturning the entire law?

The key issue before the court is whether Congress has the authority to impose the “individual mandate,” requiring all citizens to join an insurance...
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