Jonathan Cohn breaks down today’s arguments about the individual mandate from a health policy perspective. Cohn backs many of the government’s arguments, but you’ll get a sense of how today went even if you oppose the overhaul. Most surprising is his assessment that the justices do not seem to grasp the “specifics of the health insurance market.”

My first impression from day two at the Supreme Court: I was more confident yesterday than I am today. I can still imagine the justices upholding the individual mandate. But, at this point, I can just as easily imagine them striking it down. Tuesday’s hearing was energized and contentious, from start to finish.

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