Looming health care ruling will be among Supreme Court's most important
June 17th, 2012
07:29 AM ET
6 years ago

Looming health care ruling will be among Supreme Court's most important

Washington (CNN) - Winners and losers are the natural consequence of the American legal system. In the Supreme Court, five majority votes among the nine members are enough to fundamentally change lives and legacies.

The high court in coming days will issue rulings in perhaps its most important appeal in a dozen years: whether the sweeping health care law championed by President Barack Obama will be tossed out as an unconstitutional exercise of congressional authority.


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  1. Gurgyl

    This law is a dire need of this nation, there is nothing unconstitutional of this law. Yes, on obama12.

    June 17, 2012 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  2. Brandy

    Why should I pay for people who do not have health insurance. This is mandating me to pay for them in one way or the other.

    June 17, 2012 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  3. Marie MD

    If the scotus overturns this law they need to be impeached (I know they can't but they should). On one hand we have thomas who is a predator with a drunk wife who should leave DC whenever anythis comes up in court that his wife has a figure on but doesnt (thanks #41) then we have roberts who was so annoyed that his hero mcnasty and the witch didn't win in November and he couldn't remember 32 little words in January.

    June 17, 2012 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  4. Chipster

    If the mandate is struck down, taxpayers will go back to paying the cost of uninsured who will go to the emergency room for more costly health services. They can't go to a doctor's office because they cannot pay. So we, the taxpayers, will pay a huge amounts for treatment of simple ailments. Before the Affordable care act, we had a local instance of a homeless man who had an infected toe that he didn't get treated because he had no money for a doctor. He ended up in emergency, required multiple amputations and finally died about 6 weeks later. It cost taxpayers more than $200,000. Of course, we could refuse to pay hospitals to treat uninsured. We would have fewer hospitals and more dead people. Oh well, I suppose we have too many people anyhow.

    June 17, 2012 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  5. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    There is crime in America.
    Crime affects everyone.
    Everyone over 18 MUST purchase a handgun;
    it must be loaded and carried on your person at all times.

    The IRS will be the enforcement agency.

    You gun & ammunition MUST be purchased at
    George Bush Guns & Ammo in Midland Texas

    June 17, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |