What Will Happen Next for Health Care Reform?

Last week, the United States Supreme Court heard the much anticipated health care reform case. At issue before the Court was whether the individual mandate that requires every American to have health insurance is constitutional and whether the entire law will be struck down if the individual mandate part of the law is deemed unconstitutional.

Questioning by the Court seems to call into question whether Congress has the authority to require every American to have health insurance or face a financial penalty. The Court seemed further divided as to whether the whole law must be found unconstitutional if the key provision of individual insurance is found unconstitutional.

This case is being closely watched by many around the country and a decision is widely expected before the Court finishes its current session in June 2012.