Talking Points: The President’s Health Reform Care Act

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sometime in the next two weeks the U.S. Supreme Court will come out with one of its most important decision in recent memory.

The court will decide whether to uphold or throw out all or portions of the President’s Health Reform Care Act.

Whichever way the ruling goes is likely to have a significant impact on the Presidential election as well as the health care choices all of us face.

The U.S. Supreme court, by tradition, hands down its decisions on Mondays, so we may know the fate of the President’s Health Care Reform legislation soon. Many analysts say because justices had so many questions about the mandate portion of the legislation that the mandate may be struck down.

The mandate says most Americans will be required to buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty. But appearing on WCCO Sunday Morning, Professor David Schultz says you can’t always predict the Court’s rulings by the Justices’ questions.

“Sometimes the justices are asking the questions to try and find out the limits and this is the question here, if the federal government can require you to buy health insurance what else can they require you to do?” he said. “So sometimes the justices’ questions do tell you but not always.”

A survey released this month by CBS News says two-thirds of Americans want some part of the law overturned, but despite all the controversy some parts of the legislation, including the provision that allows young adults to stay on their parents insurance until age 26, have proven very popular.

You can watch WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

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