Analysis: Health care’s “sleeper issue” : SCOTUSblog

If Section 7421 has been given short shrift by the lawyers, it has drawn even less attention in the media: it is a provision of the federal tax code, and questions of tax law are not the stuff of popular conversation or routine news interest.  As one federal judge remarked in discussing this very provision: “The Tax Code is never a walk in the park.”   Section 7421, indeed, does take a bit of explaining.  What is it, what does it actually do, how did it get into the legal and constitutional dispute over the Affordable Care Act, and why might it shut down the constitutional review of the insurance mandate until 2015 at the earliest?

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