US Supreme Court Hearing National Healthcare Arguments

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters and opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are getting set to compete for the public's attention as the Supreme Court begins three days of oral arguments behind closed doors.
Formal arguments before the justices are off-limits to cameras, so they'll be set up outside the Supreme Court building where the public debate is likely to get a lot louder starting Monday.
Polls show Americans are as divided as ever over the president's signature domestic policy achievement. The hard-won legislation would eventually expand health insurance to more than 90 percent of citizens and legal residents.
But Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Connecticut, says the only thing that matters now "is the nine votes on the court."
The central issue is whether the federal government can require individuals to obtain health insurance or face penalties.

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  • by lj Location: al on Apr 10, 2012 at 12:25 PM
    Cut out this fraud. Cut out paying for people to shack up have kids and ALL ON THE TAXPAYERS BACK
  • by SouthernPatriot Location: Dothan on Mar 29, 2012 at 08:00 AM
    Hopefully, this monstrosity will be dead and buried...Exactly where it should be.
  • by James & Mike Location: Marianna on Mar 27, 2012 at 04:52 PM
    Suppose two people move in together both of you draw enough to survive but not enough to buy insurance. The only reason yall are together is to cut the cost of two households bills. How much a month would the insurance be and just what would it cover ? We're getting old but we are tough old birds.Paying out of pocket for cancer insurance and never get cancer but die anyway of something eles is money wasted that we could have used.
  • by MJ Location: AL on Mar 25, 2012 at 08:54 AM
    And if they vote to let the Government control healthcare, every American will have to pay for a healthcare policy or be fined for not having one.
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