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Why no Supreme Court announcement on health care?

There was a real surprise yesterday for those of us who follow (and write about) health-care news: The U.S. Supreme Court didn’t announce its decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, as was widely expected. So why didn’t they? Time.com has a nice explanation of the possible reasons we haven’t gotten an announcement yet, with reporter Patience Haggin saying:

More likely though, the justices are lobbing emails back and forth (or knocking on each others’ doors for a face-to-face chat) to resolve the finer points of the formal opinions that will become historic legal precedent.

The announcement is now expected on Thursday. And whenever it happens, expect a lot of conversation – here on Scope and elsewhere.

Via Healthland
Previously: The Supreme Court on health reform: Summing up

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