Healthcare Reform Will Go to the Supreme Court

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President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act has received mixed reviews from appellate courts, and the US Supreme Court has agreed to pass judgment by June of next year. Democrats and Republicans are braced for the impact. From the Right and the Left, pressure is building for liberal Justice Elena Kagan and conservative Clarence Thomas to step aside. The stakes could include next year's presidential election and the make-up of Congress, not to mention health coverage for many millions of Americans. We hear about federal power and states' rights, the mandate to buy insurance and the consequences of possible court decisions.

Credits

Guests:
Robert Barnes - Supreme Court correspondent for the Washington Post - @scotusreporter, Dan Schnur - USC Unruh Institute of Politics / Dornsife LA Times Poll - @danschnur, Uwe Reinhardt - Princeton University - @uwejreinhardt, Thomas Miller - American Enterprise Institute - @AEI

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal