Supreme Court will hear arguments over Obama's health care overhaul

Posted: Mon, 11/14, 10:40am, Updated: 5 years ago

The Supreme Court said on Monday that it will hear arguments next spring over President Obama's health care overhaul, a policy that many say is the President's main domestic achievement.

The decision to hear the case next March comes just months before Election Day, where a Supreme Court decision in the months following will undoubtedly play a role in the presidential debates.

The Court announced that it will hear more than five hours of oral arguments. Two hours worth will be devoted to the controversial "individual mandate" - a provision that requires individuals to have health insurance or face a penalty.

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the ruling that Congress did not overstep its authority in requiring people to have insurance or pay a penalty on their taxes, beginning in 2014.

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