Supreme Court to Rule on PPACA Today
The Supreme Court is scheduled to read its last decisions of the 2011–2012 term today, starting at 10:00 am EDT. That means that sometime this morning, the world will finally have an answer on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or “Obamacare”).
If you want to participate in the liveblog at SCOTUSblog, use this link. Amy Howe of SCOTUSblog has an excellent rundown of the arguments “in Plain English”.
Shortly after the decision is announced, we will post up an article outlining the key points in the decision. Any comments made here will be transferred to the new article, so if you want to start an argument now, or lay down a marker on the anticipated outcome, do that here.
Update 10:13 am: It looks like the PPACA was upheld in its entirety, by a 5–4 vote (Alito, Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas dissenting), with some limitations on Medicaid funding to states. Michael is working on the full article that will replace this one. Stay tuned.
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