The course of American politics could take an historic turn tomorrow, as the Supreme Court is set to announce its verdict on President Barack Obama's health care law (the Affordable Care Act).
The outcome will not only be a major talking point leading up to the election, but if the court does overturn the law, we have to start from the beginning and “re-fight” a battle that has already been won, sending the country “backwards” over the issue of health care.
The possible outcomes include: the court upholds the law, overturns it in its entirety, or strikes some provisions of the law.
If the court upholds the law it will definitely be a feather in Obama's cap leading into November, but a huge blow to his campaign if it’s struck down, giving Republican contender Mitt Romney more ammunition to attack the President.
The main issue at hand is whether or not the government should mandate that individuals must purchase health insurance, aka the individual mandate.
Another component of the act is the expansion of Medicaid, as opponents of the law feel that states shouldn’t have to pay for the expansion of the health care program for the poor.
With a ruling on the horizon, we discuss the possible outcomes of the high court decision slated for tomorrow morning.