Glitch Allows Supreme Court To Strike Down All Of Health Reform Law

In case you missed it last week, TPM’s Brian Beutler ran down a very interesting take on the issue of a “severability” clause, or what happens to President Obama’s health care reform law if just one part – the mandate – is ruled unconsitutional:

By dint of a small, but highly consequential legislative oversight, the ACA does not include such a clause. That means it’ll be up to the justices to decide how much of the law can stand if they rule that the individual mandate violates the Constitution.


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