Supreme Court decides to hear healthcare reform case
Washington, D.C.: The Supreme Court made the announcement Monday, November 14, that it would take up the question of whether or not the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. The court has decided to hear arguments on two key questions: first, whether or not the so called "individual mandate" is constitutional, and if it is not, can it be severed or must the entire act be rendered void.
The large, multi-state lawsuit filed in Florida is the case whose appeal the high court decided to hear, though other case pending appeal may be added. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer responded to the announcement saying, "We know the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and are confident the Supreme Court will agree."
For more information on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its journey through the courts, please see here.