For the next three days, the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments about the constitutionality of Obamacare.
The Heritage Foundation’s Marguerite Higgins and Rachael Slobodien explain the four major issues the justices will decide:
- The justices will decide if the Anti-Injunction Act will prohibit states and other parties from challenging the individual mandate.
- The Court will determine if the individual mandate that requires all Americans to buy health insurance is unconstitutional.
- The Court will decide if the mandate, if ruled unconstitutional, can be severed from the Affordable Care Act.
- The Court will rule if Congress exceeded its enumerated powers under the Spending Clause and violated basic federalism principles by placing heavy regulations on states that receive Medicaid funding.