What Happens If the Supreme Court Rejects the Individual Mandate?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

All this week, the Supreme Court has heard arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The centerpiece of President Obama's health care reform legislation — and the focus of the debate at the Court — is the individual mandate, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a fine. The Court won't issue a ruling until June, but if they do declare the mandate unconstitutional, how much of a real difference will it make for you and your health care?

Joining us is Joe Nocera, Op-Ed columnist for our partner The New York Times.


Joe Nocera

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Sitara Nieves

Comments [1]

muriel weinstein from great neck

There is amnesia occurring in our citizens because the GOV'T DEMANDS that we BUY CAR INSURANCE and a STATE LICENSE. This was never voted upon. This is mandated by the state gov't. SO who says that the gov't has never demanded anything from its citizens????? Who says it's never been done?????
True, it si a beneficial affect when we purchase car insurance. It helps us maintain safety ;and aids us when there's an accident. State licenses also mandated by the state gov't, is also unquestionably helpful esp, in identity...but anyone who says that the gov't has NEVER demanded anything is dead wrong.
True, it's not the Federal gov't but gov't IS giv't.
Someone, please whisper this into the ears of the Supreme Court and into the citizens who are screaming in the protests against the health insurance.

Mar. 28 2012 09:23 AM

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