SCOTUS takes on tax/penalty issue in opening health reform arguments
This article was originally published in Scrip
With throngs of protesters and supporters gathered outside, the US Supreme Court on 26 March heard the first in a series of oral arguments scheduled over three days in the case challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – health care reform – with the justices appearing to reject the idea that an 1860s tax law would deprive them from making a judgment.
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