“We’re pleased that the Supreme Court has decided to take up the state’s lawsuit and we look forward to the Court’s action to stop the unconstitutional expansion of the federal government. This is a showdown over American freedoms and the principles of federalism, and we expect the Court to agree that it’s simply unconstitutional for the federal government to force Americans to buy a certain product as a requirement of being an American.
“Not only is the President’s healthcare law unconstitutional, it’s also an awful policy for Louisiana and our entire country. Instead of improving healthcare services for Americans, the only thing Obamacare accomplishes is more spending and higher taxes.”
The Supreme Court will hear arguments over the Obama administration's healthcare law, according to the White House.
According to USA today, a ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (which opponents term as Obamacare) is expected in June, following oral arguments in March.
The following is posted on the White House website:
Earlier this year, the Obama Administration asked the Supreme Court to hear the case against the Affordable Care Act in order to put the challenges to rest and continue moving forward with implementing the law, which will lower the cost of health care for all Americans while ensuring more people are able to access the care they need.
The Affordable Care Act will:
- Reduce the deficit by more than a trillion dollars over the next decade due to decreased spending on health care
- Expand health care coverage to 32 million people who didn’t have it before
- Allow more than 1 million young people to stay on their parent’s health care plans until their 26th birthday
- End abusive insurance practices such as denying treatment for pre-existing conditions, dropping people from plans when they get sick, and implementing annual and lifetime limits on care
- Strengthen Medicare to help better protect our seniors