Tuesday, March 27, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Justices on second day of hearing on Obamacare Mandate...
Great Listen, The Justices gave the Solicitor General,Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., what for...
Department of Health and Human Services v. Florida
Docket Number:11-398-

Tuesday Date argued March 27,2012

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The Supreme Court took up the constitutional question at the center piece of President Barack Obama's health care law on the second day of hearing arguments.
The Obama administration argues:
·       Mandating that most everyone has insurance or pays a penalty falls under the federal government's powers to regulate interstate commerce and collect taxes.
·       The law fixes a crisis in the health care system, which makes up almost 19 percent of the national economy.
·       The additional money from healthy people that the insurance mandate would bring in, insurers couldn't reasonably be required to cover everyone, including those who are already sick, at affordable rates.
The law's challengers argue:
·       The health care law is an unconstitutional, unprecedented federal power grab that intrudes on people's liberty.
·       The law doesn't regulate commerce but instead compels people to buy something - health insurance - whether they use it or not.
·       The penalty for not buying insurance isn't what the Constitution envisioned in permitting federal taxes.