White House appeals health care decision to federal court in Atlanta
April 3rd, 2011
11:20 PM ET
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White House appeals health care decision to federal court in Atlanta

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration has formally asked a federal appeals court in Atlanta to rule in favor of the sweeping health care reform law.

The Justice Department filed its brief Sunday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit over a key provision of the law requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance or face severe financial penalties.

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  1. Larry L

    The right-wing used to talk about liberal judges... I find it interesting folks can't understand the math related to health insurance. If people who are young (and generally healthy) don't pay the premiums nobody will be able to spread the costs out enough to make the system work. Since the Republicans remain in bed with the insurance companies, pharmaceuticals, and HMOs, the cost of medical treatment will not go down. The rich will live longer and the poor will die early. I suppose that's the Republican way...

    April 3, 2011 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  2. Peter s

    Its unfair to force anyone to be buy insurance find other means of punishing those don't have. We don't have to craete new businesses to insurance companies, let them design creative ways to persuade consumers to join their policies!.

    April 4, 2011 03:47 am at 3:47 am |
  3. diridi

    Any one who has brain, will like health care law....PPACA........o.k. It is for the good of the nation......so is Fin. Reg. Legislation.....and Consumer Credit laws....

    April 4, 2011 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I think most Americans would want health reform. Insurance companies cannot kick you off the policy if you are sick, deny to cover you if you have preexisting conditions, children are provided care, college students can stay on their parents policy a little longer, but the best part is that we do not have to pay for uninsured republicans who show up at the emergency room.

    April 4, 2011 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  5. Just Sayin

    Face it, when you mandate something that no one can opt out of, a liberty has been taken away. The Government of the USA has now taken over that part of your lives and you have no choice. The first step down a slippery slope!

    April 4, 2011 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    This is another one of the issues where Democrats have been totally slammed by the GOP when it comes to spin. "Obamacare" is a horrible thing that I do not want to see enacted in this country. The truth is that "Obamacare" does not exist. "Heath Care Reform" is what exists. Any Democrat or Liberal who uses the term "Obamacare" has been bamboozled like the majority of voters in this country.

    Health Care Reform does not have death panels, but Obamacare does. Obamacare takes over the health care industry, but Health Care Reform does not. On and on, yet get the point. I do not want "Obamacare", I want "Health Care Reform".

    The GOP wants to continue to privatize Medicare and Medicaid began under George W. Bush. His reforms allowed for insurance companies to become the middle man between these programs and the doctors and institutions recieving compensation. Haven't you noticed the explosion of commercials on TV for insurance companies advertising how they can manage your Medicare acccounts or pay for this if you are on Medicaid? All of this was enabled by the Bush reforms during his first term.

    Now we have Mr. Ryan who wishes to take this practice to the next level. Adding additional overhead to the cost of these programs. I see no reason why a middle man needs to be part of the process taking his cut of the funding. I cannot see how it cuts goverment costs in any way shape or form.

    April 4, 2011 09:54 am at 9:54 am |