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Court Adds 30 additional minutes for Health Care Case

3 years ago February 21, 2012 Feb 21, 2012 Tuesday, February 21 2012 Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:27:07 PM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court decided the upcoming arguments over President Obama's health care plan requires six hours over three days and it added 30 extra minutes. It means 90 minutes for discussion of the effect on the health care case of a federal law intended to make tax collections run smoother. The court will also hear two hours of argument on the law's requirement for most people to buy insurance or pay a penalty starting in 2014; 90 minutes on if the rest of the law can remain in place if the individual insurance requirement fails; and an hour on the expansion of the Medicaid program. The high court hears the case late next month.

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