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The Supreme Court’s Decision on the Affordable Care Act Seminar

July 12, 2012

Montgomery McCracken senior counsel, Gregory M. Harvey, is a faculty member for the Pennsylvania’s Bar Institute’s “The Supreme Court’s Decision on the Affordable Care Act” seminar and webcast.

The Case

On March 26th, 27th and 28th The United States Supreme Court heard arguments in one of the most significant cases to come before the court in decades. In Department of Health and Human Services, et al. v. Florida, et al. the Courtaddressed challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) on various grounds. The Court scheduled an almost unprecedented six hours of oral argument and reviewed over 130 amicus briefs filed in advance. Not since the Court’s deliberations in 1966 over the Voting Rights Act has an issue been granted this much time before the nation’s highest court. The decision will makeconstitutional law history and will fundamentally affect not only how healthcare is provided to Americans but also will determine the scope and breadth of the federal government’s powers under the U.S. Constitution for generations.

A decision in the case is expected to be handed down in late June of this year. What will that decision say and how will it affect individuals, healthcare providers, and businesses in the U.S.? The Court will address four fundamental questions:

  • Is the Anti-Injunction Act applicable to ACA? If the Court does get beyond this procedural issue then
  • Is the ‘individual mandate’ requiring each eligible person in the U.S. to purchase health insurance constitutional? 
  • If the individual mandate is ruled unconstitutional does that invalidate the rest of ACA? 
  • And, lastly, can the federal government require states to expand their Medicaid programs to comply with greatly expanded thresholds and rules established by ACA? 

The Decision

On July 12, 2012 a panel of prominent healthcare andconstitutional lawyers, a legal journalist and insurance expert will analyze the decision and discuss the impact it will have on constitutional law, and how healthcare will be delivered and financed in America.


 – Learn the details of the Supreme Court’s decision and how it may impact current health care reform efforts, providers, employers and payers.

 – Examine what this decision may mean for congressional authority, future reform efforts, federal-state ‘partnerships’ and the Supreme Court going forward. 

 – Learn what your clients should being doing now. 


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July 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM

The CLE Conference Center
Philadelphia, PA and live webcast