(NECN/AP) - The Supreme Court passes judgment Thursday on a major expansion of the social safety net that is also President Barack Obama's signature domestic legislative achievement.
The most important piece of the health care overhaul that is being decided is the mandate to purchase health insurance.
The court could uphold the health care law, strike it down or deem the requirement that most Americans carry health insurance unconstitutional while retaining other aspects of the law.
The decision is sure to have a major impact on the lives of many Americans.
James Downden, partner at Ropes & Gray in Boston, joined "The Morning Show" to discuss the possible outcomes.
Jim is a formal federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston and a former U.S. Supreme Court law clerk to Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer.
Watch the attached video for the entire discussion.
The Supreme Court is expected to announce it's big decision at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
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