Health Reform Case Illustrates Supreme Court Process

Learn How the Supreme Court Works

This week, the United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Republicans call it “Obamacare” and claim that it reforms health care. It does no such thing. PPACA does not change the way doctors treat patients. It changes the way we pay for health care.

The Supreme Court is very powerful, but few Americans understand how it works. Our schools don’t teach this stuff because they don’t want you to know it.

Despite what most people believe, the Constitution does not give the Court the power to decide whether a law or an action is constitutional. The Court decided that for itself.

There’s a lot at stake this week. It’s a shame that the government attorneys are making the wrong argument.


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