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January 16, 2014  

Obamacare Faces Major Legal Challenges: Will Pending Lawsuits Sink It?

The contentious Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), off to a wobbly start, is about to come under a series of blistering attacks that, legal experts say, can significantly alter the health-care-reform law if not kill it altogether.

More than 100 major lawsuits are pending, filed by a wide array of litigants that include public-policy and interest groups, health-care providers, insurance companies and state governments. Several of these cases will come before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Law professor Josh Blackman, and expert on the U.S. Supreme Court and author of the recently released Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare, joins Leid Stories for a discussion on the key cases the legal community is watching, the constitutional issues they raise, how they likely will fare at trial, and their potential impact on Obamacare.

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