Supreme Court Ruled In Obama Favor On Healthcare Law
peopleneed.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ann_health_care_60_120627_704x396.jpg”>(Washington, DC) –Sources report the Supreme Court is expected to rule on President Obama’s Healthcare legislation this morning.
The White House is optimistic about the fate of the 2010 healthcare reform law.
In his daily briefing, presidential spokesman Jay Carney defended the law and expressed confidence that it will be deemed constitutional.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Thursday joined the liberal wing of the Supreme Court to save the heart of President Obama’s landmark health-care law, agreeing that the requirement for nearly all Americans to secure health insurance is permissible under Congress’s taxing authority.
Even as it upheld that central component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, however, the court modified another key provision of the law, ruling that the federal government cannot withdraw existing Medicaid funding from states that decide not to participate in a broad expansion of Medicaid eligibility.
The court’s historic compromise, which will affect the health-care choices of millions of Americans, amounts to a major victory for the White House less than five months before the November elections, although the Medicaid decision sets new limits on the power of the national government.
President Obama welcomed the ruling, which he called “a victory for people all over this country whose lives will be more secure.” He said the decision would allow the health-care law to offer millions of currently uninsured Americans “an array of quality, affordable health-insurance plans to choose from” starting in 2014.