Demonstrators Gather Outside U.S. Supreme Court As Health Care Reform Hearings Continue

WASHINGTON (WJZ)—Debate over President Obama’s health care law enters its second day in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Monique Griego has more on the debate inside and outside the chambers.

It’s being called a landmark case, and that’s bringing out a lot of advocates on both sides of the issue.

Hundreds of people protested outside the court as the nine justices began arguments over whether the health care law that affects millions of Americans is constitutional.

Tuesday the justices are considering the law’s so-called individual mandate.

It requires uninsured Americans to buy health coverage by 2014 or pay a penalty.

Twenty-six states and a small business group are trying to get the law struck down.

The court’s decision is expected in June, right in the heart of the presidential race.

  • tonybaloney

    If the idiots had to pay for their own health insurance instead of having the employers do it, they would see a single payer plan is better. Medicare for all. You & I pay when the poor & the cheap decide they won’t have insurance, get sick & go to the ER rooms.


    What I know about this bill would fit in a thimble. 2700 pages that no one read and shoved down our throat by liberal democrats. If the law is upheld does it mean that people on assistance (WIC, medicaid, etc.) would have to pay for health insurance? For the people lucky enough to have their employer pay for insurance would it be taxed as income? Would the 15 members of the health panel be elected or appointed? Would this panel make the rules we must all obey? That is just a few of the questions that remain unanswered.

  • sadm

    Many people want health care insurance and can not afford it. Some people get insurance with cheap monthly payments and are stuck with the high deductables. If the deductable is so high you’ll never meet that annual deductable, you have to question yourself as to is it worth the annual cost to have health care? Some people have try to get insurance but are denied because of pre-existing conditions. They are denied because of everything ranging from infertility to major heart conditions and everything in between. IT IS NOT FAIR TO BE DENIED FOR A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION. However I believe that health care should be a choice, not mandatory..

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  • trailsjogger

    Obams is Americas worst enemy. He wants to ruin freedom forever.

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