By the end of Wednesday's argument, it seemed pretty clear that if there are five votes to strike down the individual mandate, there likely are five votes to strike down the entire Obama health care overhaul.
Area Democrats say that a Supreme Court decision to overturn the Affordable Care Act could mobilize the Democratic base at the polls this fall, while Republicans say a move would be in line with the Constitution.
What happens when impassioned demonstrators come this close to each other? Opponents and defenders of the new national health care law found out this week, sometimes facing off outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices inside heard three days of oral arguments on the law's constitutionality.
Broccoli has come up several times this week at the Supreme Court during arguments the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Unlike the health care debate, the vegetable doesn't have a single attorney on its side. Melissa talks to Ron Midyett, CEO of Apio Inc., a grower/shipper of broccoli.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard the last of three days of oral arguments on the fate of President Obama's health care law. The afternoon arguments focused on the issue of the expansion of the Medicaid program.
If the justices find the insurance mandate unconstitutional, will they strike down the entire health care law? The top five moments from Justice Antonin Scalia could offer clues about the thinking of the court's conservative majority.
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