SCOTUS en The Supreme Court And The Health Care Decision <p>The biggest surprise Thursday morning at the Supreme Court will be if the justices do not issue their most-anticipated decision of the year &mdash; on the constitutionality of the <a href="" target="_blank">Affordable Care Act</a>.&nbsp; Red River Radio plans to extend Morning Edition coverage for the decision and analysis.&nbsp; Our extended coverage will begin at 9:00 a.m. unless we get word that the court has deferred the release of their opinion to another date. We will push back Performance Today&#39;s broadcast time until after full coverage and analysis has been completed by NPR.</p><p>As <a href="" target="_blank">we reported Monday</a>, the court has said its last day of the current term is Thursday. And that&#39;s led to the logical conclusion that the health care decision will be released shortly after 10 a.m. ET, when the justices come to the bench. It&#39;s highly unlikely, court watchers say, that the justices have decided to give themselves another day before going on recess or have opted to delay a decision even longer.</p><p>We will pass along the news as soon as possible. NPR&#39;s health, legal and Washington teams will all be on the story and feeding, the Newcast Desk and <em>Morning Edition</em> &mdash; which will still be on the air across much of the nation. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:00:00 +0000 13305 at The Supreme Court And The Health Care Decision