The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide the constitutionality of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which mandates health insurance for individuals. If the Court strikes down the requirement to obtain health insurance, then the constitutionality of the entire Act will need to be examined.
The justices also agreed to decide if the Act’s expansion of Medicaid is an infringement on states’ rights. Lower courts have ruled both ways on this controversial political issue and it will be in the spotlight during reelection campaigning. A decision is expected to be handed down next June.