The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to discuss whether it will review any of the lawsuits against the federal health reform law during a private conference on November 10.
Four lawsuits are pending before the court, including the multistate lawsuit in which 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business are plaintiffs. The high court must decide on which issues it wants to rule. It might decide to consider only challenges to the individual mandate or combine issues from several different cases.
The conference will be the justices’ first formal discussion on the overhaul. Should the court decide to review the reform law, oral arguments likely would be scheduled for early spring 2012, with a decision by the end of June.