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Supreme Court Decision on Health Care, Part II

The healthcare law, under review by the Supreme Court, establishes a series of reforms over several years, including banning insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, forbidding insurers from setting a dollar limit on health coverage payouts, and requiring insurers to cover preventative care at no additional cost.

It requires individuals to buy health insurance through their employers or a state-sponsored exchange, or face a fine beginning in 2014.

Twenty-six states, led by Florida, say individuals cannot be forced to buy insurance. They argue that if that provision is unconstitutional, the entire law must go.

We do not know if the law will be upheld as constitutional, found unconstitutional in its entirety or whether parts will be found constitutional and other parts found to be unconstitutional.

We will all await Thursday’s verdict.

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Supreme Court Decision on Health Care, Part I

The Supreme Court decision that is scheduled to come out on Thursday about the Health Care Bill will impact Americans immediately and will have a long term effect on how we get medicine and health care.

The decision will also impact certain areas of “commerce.”

A key question is whether the federal government can require most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine.

Critics argue that such a mandate is an unconstitutional intrusion on individual freedom.

Supporters of the individual mandate argue that it is the best way for healthcare reform to work.

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