November 14th, 2011
10:24 AM ET

Supreme Court takes up challenge to health care reform law

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's sweeping health care reform law, the court announced Monday.

Oral arguments will likely be held in late February or March, with a ruling by June.

A key issue to be considered by the high court's nine justices is whether the "individual mandate" section of the law - requiring nearly all Americans to buy health insurance by 2014 or face financial penalties - is an improper exercise of federal authority. Various states have argued that if that linchpin provision is found unconstitutional, the entire law will have to be scrapped.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I totally support the health-care reform law. I may need it.
    I went back to the gym this morning after being released from the hospital late Saturday.

    November 14, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jj

    the whole idea of govt funded health care is rediculous. leaving the govt in charge of my health?!!! wow Ive been trying to get a passport for a month now and i have to wait Yet another week for a stinkin appt. thats the federal govt for ya! and since when did it become obamas job to wipe my ass anyways???

    November 14, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. WOT

    Insure your car by law but not your body, how crazy!

    November 14, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Tangie

    I wonder if they'll have an opt-out feature law for people like Jj so if one doesn't have insurance, no one will treat him? One less moron sounds good to me!!

    November 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. banasy©

    @JIF:
    Please, *please* take it easy!

    November 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Jj

    i have health insurance now and its not costing the middle class a penny unlike obama care which will bring the middle class to its knees. "ask not what your country can do for you..." whatever happened to that great idea???

    November 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. MTV"s - Bevis n Butthead

    "Wow – Bevis" ! Check this out!! .... The word "A$$" is in this girls name! "look" B – NASS – Y !..... Huh huu huh!.... Thats pretty cool HUH ...... A$$ – B-NASS-Y ..... I wonder if she has a big or a little a$$ bevis?.... Huh huu huh..... "a$$ ! thats pretty cool , huh huh......

    November 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. WOT

    Middle class or Poor class, we are all on the same ship!

    November 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. chrissy

    @ wot, and unfortunately that ship is sinking and the idiots in power do not care.

    November 15, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Mmmmm

    @chrissy they don't care because theIr perception is the ship isn't sinking for them...

    November 15, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. TRUTH & JUSTICE FOR ALL / RING A BELL!

    i agree with joey.f

    November 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. HEALTHY MENTALLY & PHYSICALLY MAKE FOR STRONG USA UNITED NATION AGAIN! IN GOD WE TRUST

    WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF THE SAND AND TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH & MIRACLES WILL HAPPEN!

    November 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    December 3, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. pcip

    You know the heath care reform or obamacare has a lot of serious conflictions and is a huge debate like ive ever seen but there is something you can not deny http://Preexistingconditioninsuranceplan.com (sorry copied pasted for accuracy) is the program by the government now and helped me get coverage as a diabetic that no one else would give me. Ones that were real insurance said $2300 a month! Thats insane so that pcip insurance plan takes everyone witha condition that cant get coverage and that the bottom line. So i praise the healthcare reform. If you had a condition and no help from anyone then peoples tune would change!

    December 8, 2011 at 3:00 am | Report abuse | Reply

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