From Wake Forest University Schools of Law and Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.
During the last week in March, much of the country was riveted by 3 days of Supreme Court arguments in the constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court devoted more than six times the normal amount of time to oral arguments - a ratio not seen since Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Constitutional lawyersconsider this to be the Court's most important case since Bush v. Gore, but for health policy it's the case of the century. It is hazardous to predict outcomes on the basis of what one hears in court. . . .