Supreme Court Begins 3-Day Marathon of Healthcare Reform Oral Arguments

This week's schedule at the U.S. Supreme Court includes three days of oral arguments concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a SCOTUS blog report.

Today, in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida, the court will hear 90 minutes of oral argument on whether the Anti-Injunction Act prohibits the court from hearing arguments on the reform law at this time.

Tuesday, in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida, the court will hear two hours of oral argument on the constitutionality of the reform law's individual mandate provision.

Wednesday, in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius and Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services, the court will hear 90 minutes of oral argument on the severability of the reform law — whether the entire law must be struck down if the individual mandate is found unconstitutional. In addition, the court will hear one hour of argument on whether Congress can coerce states into Medicaid expansion plans by threatening to remove Medicaid funding altogether in Florida v. Department of Health and Human Services.

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