I’ll start this brief, blog post with the disclaimer that I am not making this a political rant in any way, shape, or form. Specifically, I just want to look at how this review could affect my business as a California personal injury attorney.
Almost 15 years ago to the day, California voters passed a law that prevented those who did not carry an automobile insurance policy from getting pain and suffering damages from an auto accident THAT IS NOT THEIR FAULT (there are some exceptions — like if the other driver was drunk,etc., but this is the general rule). Around this same time, California passed a law that required people to carry an automobile insurance policy.
So, obviously, you can see why my ears and eyes shot up when I heard and saw this news today.
The long-awaited Supreme Court showdown over the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul formally began Monday as the justices agreed to consider a high-profile challenge to the law.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments over the constitutionality of Obama’s health care law, Jess Bravin reports on Markets Hub. Photo: AFP/ Getty Images.
The court, in a short written order, agreed to hear a challenge brought by a group of Republican governors and attorneys general from 26 states, the National Federation of Independent Business and two individual plaintiffs.
The case raises several issues, but chief among them is this: Did Congress exceed its constitutional powers when it required most individuals to carry health insurance or pay a penalty?
As I said, no political ramble here… but, if you are a California personal injury attorney, or a person who does not have automobile insurance (can’t afford it, etc.), this review should interest you, as well.