What You May Have Missed
By Robert Bennett, For the Deseret News
Published: Monday, March 26 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
For the Deseret News
The Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments today on the "individual mandate," that portion of President Obama's health care plan which requires everyone who can afford it to buy health insurance. (Those who have insurance through their employer are considered as meeting the requirement, and those who cannot afford it are presumably covered through a government program, such as Medicaid or Medicare.)
“Considering the inner workings of the Court, the most important of the three justices considered "swing" appears to be Kennedy.”
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Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and a Fellow at George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs.