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Supreme Court Schedules Week Of Health Care Arguments

11:35 AM, Dec 19, 2011   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has announced that it will use an entire week's worth of argument time to decide the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.

The high court announced Monday that it will hear health care arguments on March 26th, 27th and 28th.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aims to provide health insurance to more than 30 million previously uninsured Americans

Justices will hear arguments on Monday the 26th over whether court action is premature because no one yet has paid a fine for not participating in the overhaul. Tuesday's arguments will be over whether Congress overstepped its authority with the law. Finally, on Wednesday justices will hear whether the rest of the law can take effect even if the health insurance mandate is unconstitutional.

JESSE J. HOLLAND
Associated Press

 

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