ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Within just a few weeks, the United States Supreme Court will decide whether the health care reform law is legal or not.
The justices will rule sometime in June whether the health care reform law, called Obamacare by its opponents and the affordable care act by its supporters, is constitutional. So what happens if the court tosses out all of the law or parts of it?
For example, the health care reform law requires that people be offered health insurance, even if they have pre-existing conditions. The law says that children up to the age of 26 who are living at home are covered by their parent’s healthcare.
Eliminating those requirements could leave millions without health coverage. The law requires that everyone be required to buy health insurance. If that’s tossed out, the entire health care law could unravel.
The Supreme Court’s June ruling usually comes toward the middle of the month. So in as few as three weeks, we may know what happens next.