If the Supreme Court finds that the individual insurance requirement in President Obama's health care law is unconstitutional — as it appears to be leaning — then the court may throw out the entire 2,700-page law, The Huffington Post reported on Wednesday.
During the last of three days of arguments, the conservative majority of justices seems to have concluded that the central provision of the law — that Americans must buy health insurance or face a penalty — cannot be upheld, according to The Huffington Post.
The question then becomes whether the hundreds of other provisions in the law could be separated out, or whether the entire legislation should be sent back to Congress to start over.
If the law is struck down, certain provisions already in effect — such as coverage for young adults up to age 26 — would also fall. Other provisions yet to be implemented — such as an expansion of Medicaid set to begin in 2014 — would not go into effect unless Congress rewrites and passes new legislation.
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