U.S. Supreme Court Likely to Hear Obama Healthcare Case

The U.S. Justice Department has declined to appeal its case involving the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s healthcare law to the U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit. The healthcare law includes a mandate that Americans buy health insurance or face a penalty, which was found to be unconstitutional in August by a three-judge panel of the court.

By not appealing the case to the U.S. Appeals Court, the case is now on a faster track to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The healthcare law has been a controversial issue and it could be decided by the high court next summer, in the middle of Obama’s re-election campaign.

Sources: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-healthcare-law-headed-supreme-court-220021953.html
http://www.latimes.com/sns-rt-usa-healthcarecourt-update-1s1e78p1so-20110926,0,4133350.story