March 28th, 2012 – Today, the conservative majority in the Supreme Court who are deciding the fate of President Obama’s Healthcare law were outspoken and leaning towards throwing out the entire law. This was quite a surprise to most everybody.
The Supreme Court currently has a slim majority of 5 Republican appointees, who together could strike down the entire law.
All the conservative justices signaled in their comments a serious unease with the healthcare reform’s requirement provision that nearly all Americans to have health insurance starting in 2014.
Whether they will unite to strike down the entire law remains to be seen and the final decision is not expected until June.
Commonly referred to as healthcare reform or Obamacare, the law being reviewed by the Supreme Court is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which was signed into law by President Obama on March 23rd, 2010.
The act included State run exchanges for health insurance. Colorado and all the other states have received federal funding to build the health insurance exchange. If the law were struck down what would happen to Colorado’s health insurance exchange remains to be seen.