Whatever the court decides, it will provide plenty of fodder for the 2012 elections. And even if the Affordable Care Act survives the legal challenge, Landers said, "with upcoming elections -- a new Congress -- it doesn't mean that everything is set for all time."
The American Bar Association website links to briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court case on the Affordable Care Act.
For legal experts' best guess on how the Supreme Court will rule on the Affordable Care Act, click here.
To learn more about the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, click here.
To learn more about the importance of the individual mandate to the Affordable Care Act, click here.
SOURCES: Renee M. Landers, J.D., professor of law, Suffolk University Law School, Boston; John Rother, president, National Coalition on Health Care, Washington, D.C.; Grace-Marie Turner, president, Galen Institute, Alexandria, Va.; Devon Herrick, health economist and senior fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis, Dallas; Peter Carmel, M.D., president, American Medical Association; Glen Stream, M.D., president, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kan.; Feb. 29, 2012, New England Journal of Medicine; Congressiona
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