Thursday Is The Day For Health Law Decision
With stories that set the scene or provide a sense of history, news outlets offer guides about what to watch for when the Supreme Court unveils its health law decision, as well as some cautions about understanding it.
Politico: John Roberts' Big Moment
Justices are expected to rule Thursday — during their final public sitting of the term — on the fate of President Barack Obama's signature health law. While much of the early attention focused on swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy, many court watchers predict Roberts will be the architect of the ruling (Gerstein, 6/26).
The Associated Press: Health Care Ruling Expected On Thursday
The Supreme Court will issue its last opinions on Thursday, with its decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul expected to come down that day. The court will begin its summer recess after announcing its decisions, with health care topping the list of undecided cases. The court also still has to decide cases on lying about military medals and real estate kickbacks (6/25).
The New York Times: Health Care Ruling Expected Thursday
The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would issue the rest of its decisions for its current term on Thursday, making it very likely that a decision on the comprehensive law overhauling health care will come that day (6/25).
Politico: A Viewer's Guide to The SCOTUS Health Care Ruling
If you thought Monday's immigration decision was confusing, wait until the Supreme Court weighs in on health care Thursday. Court-watchers expect a flurry of opinions, dissents and concurring judgments — a confusing outcome for a complex law. When that happens, all of Washington — and the law's supporters and opponents throughout the country — will be scrambling for the quickest way to find out the law's fate (Haberkorn, 6/25).
The Associated Press/Washington Post: Supreme Court Ruling Caps A Century Of American Debate Over How To Get Medical Care For All
The Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law comes after a century of debate over what role the government should play in helping people in the United States afford medical care. A look at the issue through the years (6/25).
KQED: Demystifying Questions Around The Supreme Court’s Coming Health Care Decision
This morning came and went without a health care decision. One of the experienced lawyers following the proceedings was asked when a decision had ever been so anticipated: I am pretty sure that the answer … is NEVER. In Bush v. Gore, it all moved so quickly and we didn’t know when we would get a decision. Barring a highly unusual deferral until the next term, the final health care decision will come out on Thursday morning around 7:00 AM pacific time (Dornhelm, 6/26).
CT Mirror: Supreme Court's Long-Awaited Health Care Decision Could Be 'Messy'
After keeping America waiting for months, the Supreme Court is set to issue an opinion that will define Barack Obama's presidency and touch the lives of nearly every American. The high court Monday held back its decision on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and it is now expected to issue its ruling Thursday, the last day of the session. But few in Washington -- or anywhere -- are ready to predict what that will be (Radelat, 6/25).
Medscape: Supreme Court Ruling On ACA Expected Thursday
The US Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the sweeping signature healthcare reform legislation of the Obama Administration, is expected on Thursday, June 28, the final day of the court's 2011-2012 term. Court-watchers had been expecting the decision at the end of June, and many predicted that it would be left until nearly the end of the session because of "sharp disagreement" noted by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in a speech earlier this month. Most observers agree that there are 5 possible outcomes for the decision (Brooks, 6/25).
Marketplace: The Health Care Law's Legacy
Unless the justices are doing a huuuuuuge constitutional head-fake, Thursday's going to be health care day. But it turns out that whether the Supreme Court tosses the whole Affordable Care Act, upholds the whole thing, or does something in between, some of the changes it brought to American health care are here to stay (Gorenstein, 6/25).
Health News Florida: It's Nail-Biting Time On The Affordable Care Act
The long wait for a Supreme Court ruling in Florida's lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act will end soon --- probably on Thursday. As some have said, the suspense is reminiscent of waiting for the verdict in the O.J. Simpson trial in 1995. If Florida prevails and the entire law is thrown out, there will be jubilation for some, angst for others. Leading the celebration will be Gov. Rick Scott, who is already preparing his remarks, and Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has leveraged her role in the case to attain a national audience among conservative activists. Others who have opposed the Act on political or ideological grounds also would be happy (Gentry, 6/25).
The New York Times: A Look Back At Court's Arguments On Health Care, Laugh Count Included
The Supreme Court's momentous decision on the fate of President Obama's health care law is expected Thursday, and it is likely to be dry, sober, weighty and self-conscious about its place in constitutional history (Liptak, 6/25).
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: A View From Inside The Supreme Court
Inside the marble palace, as some justices have called it, the regulars in the Supreme Court bar, and in the news media, all knew that the odds of getting high drama today via health care — the decision, we mean, not the real thing — were maybe one in ten (Taylor, 6/25).