ObamaCare Watch: What You Need to Know If the Supreme Court Releases Its Health Care Decision Today


At 10:00 a.m. ET this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue one or more decisions on cases heard during its soon-to-be concluded 2011-2012 term. This means that today may very well be the day we learn the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. ObamaCare. In preparation for what is sure to be the most talked-about Supreme Court decision in recent memory, get yourself up-to-speed on the legal and political issues at stake with this selection from Reason's in-depth coverage.

ObamaCare on Trial. The libertarian legal movement threatens Barack Obama's signature law. By Damon Root.

The ObamaCare Tax? Regulation, taxation, and the insurance mandate. By Jacob Sullum.

Wonky Justice. The dubious policy assumptions behind ObamaCare's legal defense. By Peter Suderman.

What's Next if ObamaCare Is Struck Down? The political upside of ditching the health insurance mandate. By Peter Suderman.

Fair-Weather Federalists. Why conservatives and progressives should unite against an overweening national government. By Jacob Sullum.

The 4 Best Legal Arguments Against ObamaCare. Why the president's sweeping health care overhaul should be struck down by the Supreme Court. By Damon Root.

Don't Buy It. The crazy constitutional logic of the individual insurance mandate. By Jacob Sullum.

The Liberal Legal Bubble. Liberals can't even imagine the opposition's arguments to the individual mandate. By Peter Suderman.

Click below to watch "Wheat, Weed, and ObamaCare: How the Commerce Clause Became All Powerful," the Reason.tv documentary cited on page 47 of U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson's decision striking down the individual mandate.