Former U.S. Solicitor Generals Neal Katyal and Paul Clement faced off for the second time on the new health care reform law at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. They previewed next month’s Supreme Court oral argument focusing on the individual mandate and if it’s constitutional for the federal government to mandate that Americans buy health insurance.
Paul Clement and Neal Katyal argued on opposite sides of the health care law before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta last year. Clement, representing 26 states against the Affordable Care Act, won his case. The Court ruled 2 to 1 that the part of law requiring the purchase of insurance was an unconstitutional exercise of congressional power. SCOTUSblog and Bloomberg Law hosted this discussion.