Before the Court in HHS et al. v. Florida et al.
The Justices Weigh in on Health Care Reform
At 10:02 a.m. on March 27, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for case number 11–398, Florida et al., v. Department of Health and Human Services et al. At 12:02 p.m., arguments concluded and the case was submitted for judgment. Following are excerpts from the arguments of Donald Verrilli, U.S. solicitor general, and Paul D. Clement, counsel of record for Florida et al. Questions are presented from the nine Supreme Court Justices. Argument on Behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services et al. GENERAL VERRILLI: The Affordable Care Act addresses a fundamental and enduring problem…
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