The United States Supreme Court has announced that it will hear a challenge to President Obama's health care law. 26 states have challenged it on the grounds of its provision regarding the mandate for individuals to purchase health care plans.
The Supreme Court will not only hear the challenge regarding the mandate but it will also determine the severability of the law. The question of severability would determine whether or not the law could remain if the mandate is determined to unconstitutional and should be removed.
In addition to these areas, the court will also be reviewing the tax implications regarding the implementation of the health care law.
The case could be heard as early as March which may put the ruling of the court in June, 2012. That would fall in the middle of the 2012 election cycle.
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