Legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act finally come to the Supreme Court on Monday, when the public will learn for the first time what the justices ask about President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement.
For an extraordinary six hours of oral arguments spread over three days, the federal government will square off against 26 states and several private parties over the scope of congressional power.
At the heart of the case is the constitutionality of the law's "individual mandate," which requires virtually every American to purchase minimum health care coverage or else pay a tax penalty. The Obama administration says the mandate falls squarely within Congress's ability to regulate national markets. The challengers contend that the mandate is an unprecedented encroachment on state power and personal liberty.
Huffington Post's Supreme Court Correspondent Mike Sacks and Health Care Reporter Jeffrey Young are here to answer your questions on the law and policy surrounding the Affordable Care Act, from issues before the justices and their ultimate ruling, to what exactly is in the health care reform law and how it's supposed to work.
Watch the previously live segment above.
Sacks has covered the law and politics of the Supreme Court for over two years and is a graduate of Georgetown Law. Young has been writing about the business, policy, and politics of health care for more than a decade at HuffPost, Bloomberg News, The Hill, and other news outlets. He was in the Capitol during the grueling health care reform debate that ended two years ago today when Obama signed the measure into law.
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