Today is the fifth birthday for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. As the intense political and legal battles continue over the health care program, here’s a look at the constitutional issues that have cropped up in the Supreme Court in recent years.
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Jonathan H. Adler from Case Western Reserve University and Nicholas Bagley from the University of Michigan join National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen to analyze the core constitutional arguments in the latest Obamacare challenge at the Supreme Court.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how the King v. Burwell case about Obamacare has moved to a core constitutional argument about Congress and state governments.
After 80 minutes of arguments on Wednesday, the latest Supreme Court battle over Obamacare has apparently come down to two Justices, the literal meaning of eight words and a direct constitutional question.
Will the Supreme Court kill Obamacare after apparently saving it three years ago? That might be a drastic way at looking at Wednesday’s arguments about tax subsidies, but there’s no doubt the health insurance program would face an uncertain future if there were an adverse ruling.