White House, GOP senators file health care law arguments
January 6th, 2012
09:06 PM ET
11 years ago

White House, GOP senators file health care law arguments

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration Friday filed papers with the U.S. Supreme Court outlining its arguments in favor of the minimum coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act - the latest move in a high-stakes legal battle playing out in the heat of the presidential campaigns.

Justice Department lawyers essentially mirrored their arguments from cases in appeals courts.


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  1. A Southern Lady

    We all know the Republicans will fight tooth and nail to stop anything that benefits the middle class. I will listen to anything the GOP has to say once they cancel their cushy medical insurance that is paid for by middle class taxpayers and end the Bush tax cuts given to the richest people. Only then we they have any authority.

    January 6, 2012 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  2. Larry L

    The math is simple. You can't pay for healthcare insurance if only the people who aren't sick (or old) pay the premiums. Can anybody name a nation with great healthcare available to it's people where the government doesn't regulate the cost? If HMOs and insurance companies are left to choose between profits and quality health care, with no government regulation, how do you think they will choose?

    January 6, 2012 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Won't some God fearing right wingnut Christian take away any hope that the 50 million uninsured Americans have to be able to see a doctor? There are lower forms of life, but few can compare to the GOP.

    January 7, 2012 06:47 am at 6:47 am |
  4. Independent jim

    Just days before the Supreme court took up the case .justic Scalia and Justice Thomas were the guests of honor at a dinner held by the law firm that will argue against the Afordable Health Care Act .. does anyone think the Supreme Court will rule in favor of the Act .. It is a sad day for America when even the Supreme Court can be bought and paid for

    January 7, 2012 06:53 am at 6:53 am |
  5. diridi

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with this Health Care Law. Law is intended for the protection of its citizens from Greedy Insurance companies, Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmacy industries, etc,., Again Lobby? Nonsense in USA. Any law that is passed in "Good-Faith" is a good law. GOOD-FAITH has elaboration in law.

    January 7, 2012 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  6. Namejkane

    Teapubs just tryin to protect the insurance companies at middle class exspense!!! We know who the repubs represent, not the middle class, we don't have the money to line the crooks pockets Obama 2012, all DEMS no tea!!!

    January 7, 2012 08:23 am at 8:23 am |