Conservative justices question insurance mandate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sharp questioning by the Supreme Court's conservative justices has cast serious doubt on the survival of the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.

Arguments at the high court Tuesday focused on whether the insurance requirement "is a step beyond what our cases allow," in the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

He and Chief Justice John Roberts are emerging as the seemingly pivotal votes.

Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito appeared likely to join with Justice Clarence Thomas to vote to strike down the key provision. The four Democratic appointees seemed ready to vote to uphold it.

(COPYRIGHT 2012 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

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  • by Disgusted Location: Ritterville on Mar 27, 2012 at 09:58 AM
    The problem we have here in The Peoples Republic of Mesa County is that even if Obummercare is overturned, we are still saddled with the same old Healthcare/Marxism complex. The important key is to always remember those who acted if they were better suited to practice and conduct business in WWII Germany rather than in modern America. Our problem is local in additional to national and until that problem is remedied, this is a stop gap measure at best.
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