U.S. Supreme Court Hearing Obamacare Arguments

While the U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act for the next few days, we still will not have their final opinion until around June of this year.

The 2700+ page Act is caught in a tug of war between the Court’s conservative and liberal justices. The conservatives said they thought a decision striking down the law’s controversial individual mandate to purchase health insurance means the whole statute should fall with it.

Meanwhile, the court’s liberal justices argued for restraint. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the court should do a “salvage job,” not undertake a “wrecking operation.” But she looked to be out-voted.

Stay tuned.