POLL: Should the Supreme Court Overturn Obama’s Health Care Law?

The country's highest court is set to rule Thursday on the Affordable Care Act.

It’s an epic decision that could change the way health care is approached in the United States.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to decide Thursday, according to Huffington Post, on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010.

The Supreme Court’s decision will include a ruling on the constitutionality of the law's “individual mandate” requiring all U.S. citizens to buy health insurance.

Opponents of the mandate say it’s an unprecedented exercise of congressional power—requiring people to buy something—and could be expanded to cars to help the auto industry, or even broccoli.

Obama has argued that the commerce clause in the Constitution allows Congress to regulate health care, and that expanding coverage would lower costs, according to the Economist, which summarizes both the supporting and opposing arguments to the issues that have been debated at the high court. 

In Maryland, about 750,000 people were uninsured between 2009 and 2010, according to Linda Bartnyska, chief of cost and quality analysis at the Maryland Health Care Commission.

Sean Tully June 27, 2012 at 06:07 AM
p.s. And the people who can't accept that can move to Canada...oh, wait, they have universal coverage...try Mexico...nope, they too have universal coverage...Europe...shucks, sorry...well, you can always move to Africa or China. LOL! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_health_care
Arbutus Town Crier June 27, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Despotism at its finest hour, "You will know what is in it when its passed" Sean look at the definition and it covers the whole system that works on the hill. both sides
CAW21227 June 27, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Just because all those other countries you mentioned have universal health care doesn't make it good. I mean really, would you want to live under the conditions the people in those countries live under? And don't try to tell me that all's good in those places. If they are such great places to live, why are their residents (maybe with the exception of Canada) flooding our country.
Sean Tully June 27, 2012 at 08:02 PM
The English are flooding our country? Mexicans are flooding our country but it isn't because our health care system is so great. It's because NAFTA has driven wages so low in Mexico that they make more money under the table here mowing lawns then they do in Mexico building cars.
Susanna June 27, 2012 at 08:05 PM
CAW21227~Do you really think that the flood of immigrants coming to this country are coming for our health care? Really? And there are a few more countries with nationalized health care that aren't exactly beating down our borders: Britain, France, Japan, Norway...the list goes on.


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