Obama says health care law is constitutional
April 2nd, 2012
07:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama says health care law is constitutional

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama weighed in Monday on last week's Supreme Court arguments about health care reform, saying he expected the justices to rule the act is constitutional.

"In accordance with precedents out there, it is constitutional," Obama said of the 2010 Affordable Care and Prevention Act passed by congressional Democrats with no Republican support. "That's not just my opinion, by the way, that's the opinion of legal experts across the ideological spectrum, including two very conservative appellate court justices that said this wasn't even a close case."

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  1. Ed1

    I didn't know Obama was on the Supreme Court now he violates so many of our laws now what's one more.

    April 2, 2012 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  2. New Age Independent

    Obama already knows the verdict here, or he wouldn't be attacking the court already. His case is rather pathetic, instead of moving forward, he chooses to continue the blame game instead of understanding the failings of the law which was too hastily created. Next we will all be forced to buy government broccoli, govt safe cars, etc.

    April 2, 2012 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  3. texan

    Every bit as much as Medicare & its tax; social security and making it unlawful to deny anyone ER access whether they can pay or not -- and taxpayers must pickup the tab.--– If Obama care is unlawful, the flood gates will open.

    April 2, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |