The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul legislation. The justices today said they will consider whether Congress exceeded its authority by requiring all Americans to either acquire insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty. The court will hear arguments in March with a decision in the case likely in late June.
The dispute turns on Congress’s constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce. Opponents of the law, including a group of 26 states led by Florida, contend that Congress exceeded that authority by requiring people to buy insurance even if they say they want to pay their own health expenses.
The long-awaited Supreme Court showdown formally begins today.
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Kirk Reinitz, CPA
President & CEO