Supreme Court Hears Obamacare Case

Argument questions the legality of law without fine for mandate. 

The Supreme Court took up a major healthcare case on Tuesday, as it once again took up the legality of the Obama-era healthcare reform law known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Those who oppose the law argue that since the law no longer has a penalty for being uninsured, it could no longer be held up as a legal program. 

During oral arguments, the justices questioned the integrity of such a line of reasoning. Chief Justice Roberts said, “I think it’s hard for you to argue that Congress intended the entire act to fall if the mandate were struck down when the same Congress that lowered the penalty to zero did not even try to repeal the rest of the act. I think, frankly, that they wanted the court to do that, but that’s not our job.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Lord to head the Court in the best course of action to take with this law. 
  • That God would give the Justices of the Court wisdom on the best cases to hear in the future.
  • That the result of this hearing would provide more people with affordable healthcare coverage. 

Sources: Supreme Court, SCOTUSblog, AP


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