Thursday, December 16, 2010

Early reports from Florida

Reporters are just now publishing their initial stories online concerning today's hearing in Pensacola. From a first quick skim, it appears that Judge Vinson was skeptical of the government's defense of the minimum coverage provision (and that its rationale could be confined to health insurance), but equally skeptical of the states' contention that their participation in Medicaid, for constitutional purposes, was effectively mandatory. The hearing lasted more than three hours.

We will post a roundup of the media coverage of the hearing later today.