Health Law's Individual Mandate Has Its Day In Court

Guests

David Savage, Supreme Court correspondent, Los Angeles Times
Sarah Kliff,
health policy reporter, The Washington Post
Mara Liasson, national political correspondent, NPR

During the second day of arguments over President Obama's Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court takes up the law's most controversial element: the individual mandate. The justices will consider whether it is constitutional to require individuals to purchase health care.

Correction March 29, 2012

In this piece, we incorrectly identified Chief Justice Roberts as the speaker who said this: "In this case, the — what is being regulated is the method of financing health, the purchase of health care. That, itself, is economic activity with substantial effects on interstate commerce." The speaker was actually Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr.

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