US Supreme Court to Hear Health Care Reform Case

Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would hear a case concerning the constitutionality of the health reform law known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Several issues are expected to be considered by the Court including whether it is constitutional to require individuals to have health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty.

The Circuit Courts of Appeals are currently divided on the issue of mandatory health insurance.

Oral arguments are expected in the spring of 2012 with a decision likely prior to the November 2012 presidential election.