Scalia's death leaves Supreme Court likely divided on healthcare-related cases

Several high-profile healthcare cases before the Supreme Court may come to a standstill due to the death last week of Justice Antonin Scalia, according to MedPage Today. The court now includes four conservatives and four liberals, creating a likely deadlock on healthcare-related cases involving contraceptives, abortion restrictions, claims data and fraud. Sanjay Gupta, M.D., examines these cases and the potential outcomes given the lack of Scalia's swing vote. "It appears virtually certain that the court will have to proceed with eight justices this term, as Senate Republicans leaders vowed not to confirm any Obama appointee, and may even refuse to hold hearings on a nominee," he wrote. Article

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