The Supreme Court on March 26 began three days of oral arguments on the constitutionality of a number of provisions in the Affordable Care Act. A ruling is expected in June or July.

The Kaiser Family Foundation has published a 10-page primer on the issues and arguments before the court. Issues covered include the individual mandate, severability, expansion of Medicaid, the Commerce Clause, the Necessary and Proper Clause, taxing power, and the implications of up or down rulings on those issues.

A feature story in the January issue of Health Data Management explained core issues before the court and their implications for health information technology provisions of the health care reform law.

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