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Justice: We’ll See Healthcare Bill In Court

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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During a congressional panel, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer predicted that affordable health insurance reform–specifically the individual mandate provision–will reach the highest judicial decision makers. He didn’t discuss the merits or lack thereof of the lawsuit mounted by a growing number of Republican attorneys general. Breyer is actually one of the more liberal justices, and would most likely vote to uphold the law.

Instead, Breyer said that any major federal legislation should be reviewed by the highest court. Questions about whether the requirement to buy a health insurance plan is unconstitutional are what the Supreme Court was made for. It will probably take awhile for the lawsuit to make its way through the legal system, though.

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