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Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Coming at 10 am

The Contemplation of Justice, Supreme Court Building (photo: UpstateNYer / wikimediaflickr)

The day has finally arrived. After years of debate, the long wait will soon be over. At around 10 am Eastern time when the Supreme Court speaks we should finally know the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Today is the last day of the Supreme Court’s session which means they should be releasing their decision about Obama’s signature health care law.

Is an individual mandate constitutional? If not, can it be severed from all or part of the law? This morning we get the definitive answer and throughout the day I will be providing legal, policy and political analysis of what the decision means.

If you want to follow live as the decision is released the definitive source is the SCOTUS Blog live blog.

While there are hundreds of small variations of how the Court may rule, as you wait here is my list of the eight most likely basic outcomes. And if only the individual mandate is struck down here is what the policy implications for such a ruling would be. Both of these, along with others, can be found at Firedoglake’s health care Supreme Court decision resource page.

For now we all wait for the nine justices to speak.

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at