Justices asked to accept key health care reform appeal
September 28th, 2011
04:15 PM ET
7 years ago

Justices asked to accept key health care reform appeal

Washington (CNN) - A 26-state coalition has asked the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of the massive health care reform legislation championed by President Barack Obama. The petition filed Wednesday virtually assures a landmark decision by June, in the thick of a presidential election year.

The Justice Department also filed its separate petition Wednesday in the case.


Filed under: Health care • President Obama • Supreme Court
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  1. WiredweirdinSF

    The polls and the mood of the country show that anyone can beat the inept, incompetent, union toady we now have as president. So, we need to start beating back his job killing agenda and get the country back on track. Get back to where honest, hard working, taxpaying american citizens are not called names by our president and the corrupt thugs that suppport him.

    September 28, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. diridi

    What nonsense from Justices, of GOP thugs group. Nonsense, before, this I want them to speak that all senators, and congressmen deprive their right of admitting, to Rex hospital. Before this I want them to pass senate and congressman TERM LIMITS. OK, Do these idiots know lack of health care coverage. what a nonsense idiots...I ask them to go through the principles of Natural Justice. Everyone is Equal, under equality clause. o.k, I do not know where are they getting law school diplomas....pity..

    September 28, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Wow – I wonder how those republican (and bagger Thomas) justices will vote..............................

    Anybody have a clue?

    September 28, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  4. diridi

    There is absolutely Nothing Wrong with this Health Care Law. I am a post graduate in Law. I know the law precisely....o.k, These judges are nasty.

    September 28, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  5. No Amnesty for Teabaggers - Impeach Republicans

    Clarence Thomas should recuse himself because of his wife's close association with the health insurance industry. I do not believe that Long Dong Silver could render an impartial verdict.

    September 28, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "There was no immediate reaction from the Obama administration to the new court filing."

    Indeed...that's because this was expected and Obama and his administration, as well as the Dems, are equally anxious to get it before the SCOTUS. The Obama administration recently chose to forgo pursuing an appeal before the full court in the 11th Circuit so that it could reach the SCOTUS even faster. Anyone reading into this that Obama is worried or scared, etc., just simply doesn't get it.

    September 28, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  7. No Amnesty for Teabaggers - Impeach Republicans

    I read the inane posts of right wingnuts, and it is true that lying truly has become a republican trait. As for the 'stimulus,' it did not fail, and it certainly has done more to heal the job loss than the failed republican 'depressant and narcotic' Hoover economic policies of the GOPbaggers.

    September 28, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  8. SecedingfromTexas

    Doesn't Justice Thomas have more than a "conflict" of interest if he hears this case? Shouldn't he recuse himself
    considering the activities of his wife with conservative activists. What happened when it was revealed that
    Justice Thomas did not report the over $600,000 she received from the Heritage Foundation, a strong opponent
    of the Health Plan, on his tax returns. I wonder where the loyalties of some of our Justices lie considering their
    past decicions reagarding Bush, corporate donations, etc. Just asking!

    September 28, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "National Federation of Independent Business"

    Yawn. They've given upwards of 95% of their PAC donations to Republican candidates in years past. They're nothing more than a conservative lobbying outfit. They certainly DON'T represent all small businesses in the country, particularly when you find that surveys show only slightly more small business owners self-identifying as Republicans as opposed to Democrats (approx 33% to 32% and probably within the margin of error). CNN calling NFIB "a small business association" is technically true, but misleading...it would be more accurate, just like wih the Chamber of Commerce and other clearly biased, agenda-driven outifts...to identify them as a lobbying/advocacy/special interest organization with the proper modifier to identify which end of the political spectrum they lean towards (in this case "conservative").

    September 28, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    The altruistic sounding argument against the "individual mandate" is just a reasonable sounding, manufactured argument to disguise the real reason why insurance providers want the *entire* law scrapped. Providers strongly object to the *coverage mandates* imposed on insurers. Why else would insurers be against an opportunity to gain millions and millions of new customers? The seem to have no objection to auto insurance mandates, so why object to health insurance mandates?

    September 28, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    "Federal officials cite 2008 figures of $43 billion in uncompensated costs from the millions of uninsured people who receive health services, costs that are shifted to insurance companies and passed on to consumers."
    I want to be protected from the free loaders that cause doctors and hospitals to charge higher fees, and as a result cause health insurers to charge higher premiums.

    Why should I be my health premium be "taxed" to pay for the health care of those who can afford it? Our current system is a legalized form of health care shoplifting. It provides insurers with every excuse to raise prices whenever they please.

    September 28, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  12. Sandy

    Clarence Thomas needs to recuse himself. His wife is a tea party person! He should not be deciding this case!

    September 28, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |