WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBW) - The decision on whether the high court will strike down President Obama’s Health Care law, or rule it is constitutional, could come down as early as Monday afternoon.
It’s a decision that will impact all Americans in some way.
Supporters said the health care bill makes sure all of us have access to the medical care we need. Opponents argue it has been forced down the throats of the American people, illegally.
This all began in 2010 when President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It is 2,700 pages, has nine major sections and 450 provisions. At issue, is whether the “Individual Mandate” section is constitutional. That portion requires nearly all Americans to buy health insurance by 2014 or face financial penalties. Twenty-six state shave filed lawsuits, arguing the mandate should not be allowed.
“Not only is President Obama's health care law not working, it makes things worse by driving up healthcare costs, making it harder for small businesses to hire workers. The only way to change this is by repealing Obama Care entirely,” Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy said.
Democratic Political Strategist David Plouffe has this to say.
“We're confident in the constitutionality of the health care law,” Plouffe said.
According to a recent ABC News poll, two-thirds of those surveyed want the Supreme Court to strike down the individual mandate or the entire law.