(March 26, 2012) Twenty six of the fifty states in the union are pushing back against the two year old “Obamacare” legislation. Stating that the United States Federal Government has gone too far, the argument has finally reached the Supreme Court. The SCOTUS will hear arguments concerning the law and the mandate of the Medicaid expansion as well.
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s sweeping healthcare overhaul on Monday went before the U.S. Supreme Court where the nine justices began hearing arguments in a historic test of the law’s validity under the U.S. Constitution.
The sweeping law intended to transform healthcare for millions of people in the United States has generated fierce political debate. Republican presidential hopefuls and members of Congress have vowed to roll back the March 23, 2010, law they say will financially burden states, businesses and individuals.
Now, the healthcare battle has moved from the political arena to the legal world of the highest court.
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