Coverage of arguments before the Supreme Court on health care

Coverage of arguments before the Supreme Court on health care
Paul Clement, a lawyer for 26 states seeking to have the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act tossed out in its entirety, leaves the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the end of arguments regarding the health care law signed by President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Here are the main Supreme Court stories posted the week of arguments before the court regarding the Affordable Health care act, also know as Obamacare.

Supreme Court appears split by ideology over health care
Concluding three days of fervent, public disagreement, a Supreme Court seemingly split over ideology will now wrestle in private about whether to strike down key parts or even all of President Barack Obama's historic health care law. The justices' decision, due this June, will affect the way virtually every American receives and pays for care.

 


Conservative justices question insurance mandate

Conservative justices on Tuesday sharply questioned whether the government can force Americans to carry health insurance, wondering in arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul if Congress might next force people to buy broccoli or burial insurance.

 


 Justices signal they’ll dive into key health care overhaul questions

As demonstrations swirled outside, Supreme Court justices signaled on Monday they are ready to confront without delay the keep-or-kill questions at the heart of challenges to President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul. Virtually every American will be affected by the outcome, due this summer in the heat of the election campaign.

 


Obama's health care plan front and center at Supreme Court

President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is front and center at the Supreme Court for three days of hearings to determine the fate of a law aimed at extending health insurance to more than 30 million Americans.

 

 


 Day One: Excerpts from Supreme Court health care arguments

Excerpts from Monday's Supreme Court arguments over whether legal challenges to President Barack Obama's health care law are premature under the Anti-Injunction Act, which bars lawsuits against a tax until after the tax is paid.

 


Day Two: Excerpts from Supreme Court health care arguments

Excerpts from Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments over whether the provision in President Barack Obama's health care law that forces Americans to carry health care insurance or pay a penalty is constitutional.

 


Day 3: Excerpts from Supreme Court health care arguments

Excerpts from Wednesday's Supreme Court arguments over whether all of President Barack Obama's health care law should fall if the individual mandate portion is found unconstitutional and whether Congress was unconstitutionally coercive when it tied Medicaid money to the expansion of Medicaid in the law.