U. S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Obama's heathcare law requiring most Americans to have health insurance by 2014, decision expected in June
The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) WASHINGTON, D.C.-President Obama's sweeping healthcare law that was adopted by Congress in 2010 before a divided America and requires among other mandates that most Americans hold heath insurance by 2014 or face a penalty is now before the conservative leaning U.S. Supreme Court with tense oral arguments from both sides ending on Wed. At issue is the power of Congress to mandate that all Americans have healthcare insurance during a debilitating economy and whether the mandate is so overreaching that it gives rise to an unconstitutional requirement. Challenging the law are 26 states, including Ohio, and a small-business trade group. They court will decide which provisions of the controversial law to throw out and which to keep, if any.