Whether or not President Obama is able to get the Senate to vote on a Supreme Court nomination this year, the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia could have major implications for a range of key issues of interest to those working in health care and human resources.

For starters, there are several challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act whose fate might be different without Scalia on the court.

A number of those suits target the PPACA contraception mandate that a previous 5-4 Supreme Court ruling already poked holes in.

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