Supreme Court takes up challenge to health care reform law
November 14th, 2011
10:06 AM ET
11 years ago

Supreme Court takes up challenge to health care reform law

Washington (CNN) - As expected, the Supreme Court has agreed to decide the constitutionality of the sweeping health care reform law championed by President Barack Obama.

The justices made their announcement in a brief order issued Monday.


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  1. Pig in a poke

    This Obamanation has taken on the same stigma as Penn States woes. Everyone can see it, everyone knows what is happening, everyone knows it is wrong. But no one wants to be the one to blow the whistle on it.

    November 14, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Thomas and Scalia have been paid well by the health care industry. It will be interesting to see if they recuse themselves. Oh wait, republicans represent the highest bidder.

    November 14, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I can remember way back, when the Supreme Court did not represent big corporations and big businesses. Republican justices are just like elected republicans, they will do anything for the 1%.

    November 14, 2011 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Watch the Supreme? Court destroy hope for 50 million uninsured people.

    November 14, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  5. cecil

    There is still nothing they can do about it. There is no mandate dummies. Why don't Republicans read and stop listening to fox news. READ for YOURSELVES. It's in black and white. They are just wasting time and money trying to stall. And they will as long as there are a few dummies there to support there stupidity. These people will do anything for money and power.

    November 14, 2011 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  6. Chipster

    And Gee, let's guess how Cheney's buddies will vote..... don't need a crystal ball. Thomas should be impeached for his failures to report income and other disgraceful activities. How do Republicans get away with such bad behavior and conflicts of interest? Anthony Wiener get run out of office while David Vitter still sits in the Senate. What's wrong with this picture? What Wiener did was ugly. What Vitter did was illegal!

    November 14, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  7. Four and The Door

    I would be more confident of the defeat of ObamaCare if instead of deciding on the constitutionality of the bill the Supreme Court could be judging on if it will help or hurt America. Certainly it was pushed through purely by Democrats in the hope that it would be a political win for Obama rather than a good thing for the country. Certainly the economic burden it turns out this loads our nation with was under-represented by the Democrats. They themselves admit that now.

    If you recall, at the time Democrats were all fooled into believing that the $850 billion stimulus bill was going to save our economy and bring unemployment way down. It was the most reckless period of time ever for the US federal government. Now it is clear health care reform should get access by improving costs, not just dumping the burden on American taxpayers. We can do better. And we will, starting in 2013 with a Republican Administration and congress.

    November 14, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  8. AZ Dem

    Good now the law will be upheld once and for all. There is nothing unconstitutional about the law. For Pete's sake President Obama has a Constitutional Law degree from Harvard he's no dummy as many of you would like to think. The mandate may not be liked but it is definitely legal. Now if we could just get prices down we'd be on to something big.

    November 14, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  9. gt

    everyone new it was going to lets see the ruling

    November 14, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  10. Annie, Atlanta

    I don't have much hope for a Supreme Court, where some of the members have no problem rubbing elbows at the Koch brothers' meetings, or where one was accused of sexual harassment, and we attacked the victim instead. Kind of like we're seeing with the whole Cain mess right now.

    November 14, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  11. Annie, Atlanta

    Pig in a poke – Obama's health care reform was modeled after Romney's. Ask the people of MA what they think about it. Personally I'd like to see single payer instead of the give-away to health insurance companies and big pharma, but that's just me. At least it's a start, and God knows we needed it.

    November 14, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  12. 353 day until no more Obama

    It's about time to put an end to this disaster (FAILURE), the entire process was unconstitutional.

    November 14, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  13. 353 day until no more Obama

    Instead of depending on the company you work for health care, instead of depending on the government; Obamacare, instead of single payer, how about allowing the American people to get the health insurance policy we want and deduct the cost off our taxes.

    November 14, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  14. Four and The Door

    Annie, Atlanta
    ...Personally I'd like to see single payer instead of the give-away to health insurance companies and big pharma, but that's just me.
    Single-payer would be an even bigger give-away to health insurance companies than ObamaCare. And again, nothing to improve the quality or cost of care.

    We need to have competition in health care for improvements in cost, quality and access. The only answer so far is by Representative Paul Ryan. Obama was in over his head trying to do health care. He was getting bad advice and he was too rookie to realize that.

    November 14, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  15. Keith in Austin

    It will be a embarrassing blow to Obama's ego and legislative nightmare when the Supreme Court strikes down his self-proclaimed victory next Summer. What great timing considering his re-election bid and the travesty of another 4 years of his miserable left-wing leadership!

    November 14, 2011 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  16. Mr. Kenneth

    The one thing I see,is that Thomas is as much apart of the tea party as the speak of the house's GOP do not want to govern,they just want the president head.they do not care if the country,go to hell.As long as they can say,"we got him,now we can turn the country back to the way WE WANT (tp)want to be. I can see the speaker along with BB face.

    November 14, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  17. Rick McDaniel

    Their decision will decide on whether America continues to survive as a country. If the law is NOT struck down, America will absolutely be bankrupted by the law.

    November 14, 2011 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  18. diridi

    Law is perfect, no wrong in it.....Obama2012.

    November 14, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  19. Fair is Fair

    "Pig in a poke – Obama's health care reform was modeled after Romney's. Ask the people of MA what they think about it. "
    I'll tell you EXACTLY what WE (the people of MA) think about it. IT SUCKS.

    November 14, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |