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.
Previously: The Supreme Court on health reform: Summing up