Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether nor not all or part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act should be declared unconstitutional. It specifically addressed the issue of whether or not individual health insurance mandate was unconstitutional under the Interstate Commerce Clause of the Constitution. In addition, it addressed whether or not the individual health care part of the law was severable from the rest of the law. How do you think the Court will hold on these issues, and why do you think the Court will hold this way?
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is not under scrutiny by the Supreme Court. The principle issues that are under review are the issues of taxation of insurance policies to fund expanding Medicaid programs. The other issue is whether one part of the law can be struck down while other parts remain as they were passed on March 23rd, 2010. Public opinion on the negative side maintains that dollars are …