How did the challenge to the Affordable Care Act ever make it to the U.S. Supreme Court?

The following post originally appeared on the healthinsurance.org blog.

In 2009, when someone asked Nancy Pelosi a question implying that health reform legislation might be unconstitutional, she replied: “Are you serious?”

Pelosi wasn’t alone. At the outset, many legal scholars considered the challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) both “implausible” and “frivolous.”

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Will the Supreme Court strike down health reform? “No way,” says health policy blogger, author Maggie Mahar

The following post originally appeared on the healthinsurance.org blog.

Today, the Supreme Court begins to hear three days of oral arguments on the legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care reform legislation brought by 26 states and one business organization (The National Federation of Independent Business). The case raises three issues:

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