The Obama Administration kicked off the Supreme Court case on health care reform Friday with its brief defending the 2010 law's most controversial feature -- its requirement that individuals buy health insurance. The government offered several legal arguments in support of the provision, contending that it is a valid exercise under Congress's powers to regulate interstate commerce and to collect taxes. The legal analysis was no surprise--the government has been making similar arguments for nearly two years in the lower courts, with mixed results.
Will these arguments be persuasive to the justices? Will the Supreme Court uphold the health reform law?