Obamacare endgame: DOJ appeals mandate to SCOTUS

The Obama administration has appealed the constitutionality of the individual mandate in Obamacare directly to the Supreme Court. In a countermove, 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Businesses appealed to SCOTUS to strike down the entire law. If the Supremes accept the appeals - not a certainty at this point - a decision on Obamacare would come before June of next year. Reuters: The case is likely to be heard and decided in the Supreme Court's upcoming term that begins next week and lasts through June 2012. A ruling is likely in the midst of the campaign for the November 2012 elections. The administration and the opponents of the law called for a quick ruling by the high court to resolve uncertainty affecting the federal government, states and companies about the law's key provisions that are taking effect. The 26 states and National Federation of Independent Business argued in their appeals the entire law should be invalidated because Congress exceeded its powers...(Read Full Post)