Speak Out: Are You For or Against ‘Obamacare’?

Hundreds protest both sides Tuesday outside the Supreme Court.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest for and against President Obama’s health care reform. The high court is hearing arguments for the second of the three-day hearing.

The case, according to the Washington Post, largely rests on the constitutionality of a provision that originated deep in Republican circles.

"As Americans we all deserve affordable health care," said Allan Jordan, of Piscataway, N.J., outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday. "Health care is too high, and not everyone has the funds to pay for it. That's not right."

The justices started zeroing in on whether Congress had the power to require most people in the U.S. to buy medical insurance, according to Reuters. The wire service also reported a ruling in the case is expected in late June before the Democratic and Republican party presidential nominating conventions.

The law requires people to obtain health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty, according to Reuters. The challengers, including 26 of the 50 states and a small-business trade group, contend Congress exceeded its authority to regulate commerce with that so-called individual mandate.

"It's crazy to think that the government can make you have health insurance," said Bob Dickerson of Oklahoma. "I don't like the sound of that at all."

What are your views on "Obamacare"? Has Congress exceeded its authority? Or was reform necessary? 

JAMIE March 30, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I wholeheartedly agree.
JAMIE March 30, 2012 at 07:24 PM
and for that matter. lets force people to diet and exercise and to do this limit how much televisions they are allowed to watch and controll what they are allowed to buy at the grocery store and lest make all food and drinks that are bad for you illegal. Where does it stop. once you start taking away individual freedoms where does it stop. who is the end all be all to know when enough is enough. Certainly not our congressional leaders. We see what they have done with their oen spending habits. We may be the strongest economy in the world but we are also the biggest debtor nation too. Our national debt is just personal credit cards on a grander scale. And these are the people we want dictating how we should choose to live our lives
Corinne Magee March 31, 2012 at 11:32 AM
My husband and I had a company policy including our young-adult daughter. When the premium shot up to $4,500/month (yes, that is not a mistake) because of our daughter's pre-existing conditions, we were able to put her on the government program at $185/month, which brought our premium (with a new company) down to $1,500/month. I don't know what we'll do if the program is declared to be unconstitutional.
J.R. March 31, 2012 at 02:57 PM
I think that Donald Trump summed it up the best... Here is some of what he told America....it should make you stand up and tremble...or, at least..think hard about this Obama Heathcare plan... (Let me get this straight . . . We're going to be "gifted" with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don't, Which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that didn't read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a Dumbo President who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, for which we'll be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's broke!!!!! 'What the hell could possibly go wrong?') Thank you Mr. Trump for telling it like it is!
Tonto March 31, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Thanks to Trump also for drawing out the fake birth certificate! Upon examination its revealed as a total fake. OK lets hear it "debunkers".


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