After two years of arguments and law suits by a couple of dozen states, the United States Supreme Court will finally take up the Constitutionality of Obama's massive health care law.
This is an issue because the key part of the law-the requirement that all Americans buy health insurance or pay a penalty on their taxes-doesn't take effect until 2014. One federal appeals court ruled the lawsuits should wait until that actually happens. But even if the Supreme Court agrees, the justices this week will go ahead and hear all the other arguments against the law.
At the heart of the matter is the 'individual mandate' portion of the law.
Tuesday is the ballgame. (sic) That's when the justices will take up the so-called "individual mandate," the controversial requirement that Americans have to buy insurance.
Legal experts say that ruling the mandate as not Constitutional drives a stake in the heart of the rest of the law.