White House Counsel not worried about health care ruling
February 1st, 2011
06:16 PM ET
12 years ago

White House Counsel not worried about health care ruling

Washington (CNN) - The White House's top lawyer is not concerned about the latest legal setback for health care reform. Responding to Monday's ruling by a federal judge in Florida, White House counsel Robert Bauer said it was "part of a process" that will not result in the ultimate nullification of President Obama's signature domestic achievement.

"I would have decided it differently," Bauer said Thursday at a forum to discuss the implication of pending nominations to the federal judiciary. Bauer said the decision added "another voice" to the constitutional objections to the law, but he believed the issue would eventually be resolved in the administration's favor.

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  1. more lies from HUSSENI obama

    just another issue of our administration not following a court order, well obama dont be suprised when We The People tell you to shove you law up your smilely butt and we decide to rebell just like the revolution that made this country, we will win and there is nothing you can do about it you muslim loving anti-christ. We The People shall succeed and remove you and your administration soon. Time is getting closer, 2012 is your end of terror for America. Florida is all powerful, we shall overcome!

    February 1, 2011 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    There are 5 bought and paid for republican activists on the supreme court, so it will be interesting to see how they rule.

    February 1, 2011 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  3. Matt from Wisconsin

    I would be very worried about the health care ruling. very worried.

    February 1, 2011 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  4. skip 66

    Whether or not the Healthcare bill is repealed, not repealed the problem remains the same. We have 50,000,000+ Americans who do not have heatlhcover either by choice or are unable. They will continue to use the emergency room as healthcare and we will pay the costs. By addressing nothing, nothing changes. If the total focus is a bash at Obama, then that's just stupid. The fact remains that major changes both to those who presently and I emphasize the word, and those who do not, are being subjected to a healthcare system that does not work. It has absolutely no controls on costs. It has no competition. It charges whatever it feels the market can bear with no market forces to keep costs in check. When has your healthcare insurance gone down? Let me know. At first, I was against the Public Option. Today, it is the only answer.

    February 1, 2011 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  5. DagnyTag

    Can you smell that? Get a good whiff of the rancid stench of elitist self righteous arrogance and hypocrisy. Bauer and B.O. are obviously under the same self aggrandized, narcissistic, delusions of grandeur, thinking that they know what's 'right' for everyone (Liberology 101; shocker). The constitution is a mere inconvenient "voice".

    February 1, 2011 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |