Over the next three days the Supreme Court will be hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the health-care overhaul. They Court is expected to rule on the law’s constitutionality in late June. The White House and its allies believe the law must be upheld to ensure that Congress has the power to make the moves that are necessary to address problems the nation may face, but opponents believe that lawmakers have overstepped their boundaries.
The Court will hear a total of six hours worth of oral arguments over the next three days, and will make their ruling based on these arguments, along with their own interpretation of the Constitution.
The Court’s decision in this matter will have wide-sweeping implications, as it will not only determine how Americans receive medical care in the future, but also set precedent for government regulation over a range of social areas.
In this election year the Court’s decision could play a huge role, as healthcare reform is a hot button topic with staunch supporters and opponents on each side.
Supreme Court decisions of this nature shape the nation for years to come. No matter what side of the issue then are on, Americans should be watching the developments closely as it will undoubtedly have a impact on the future of this great nation.
For more information see this CNN article that lays out the issues and arguments that each side will offer.