POLL: Should the Supreme Court Overturn Obama’s Health Care Law?

The country's highest court is set to rule Thursday on the Affordable Care Act.

It’s an epic decision that could change the way health care is approached in the United States.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to decide Thursday, according to Huffington Post, on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010.

In Howard County, the Healthy Howard Health Plan for uninsured residents could be used as a model for other counties nationwide should the federal law be struck down.

Anne Arundel County has its own program for uninsured residents: The Department of Health and the Anne Arundel County Medical Society partner with community doctors and providers to offer low-cost health care services through the REACH Program (Residents Access to a Coalition of Health).

The Supreme Court’s decision will include a ruling on the constitutionality of the law's “individual mandate” requiring all U.S. citizens to buy health insurance.

Opponents of the mandate say it’s an unprecedented exercise of congressional power—requiring people to buy something—and could be expanded to cars to help the auto industry, or even broccoli.

Obama has argued that the commerce clause in the Constitution allows Congress to regulate health care, and that expanding coverage would lower costs, according to the Economist, which summarizes both the supporting and opposing arguments to the issues that have been debated at the high court. 

In Maryland, about 750,000 people were uninsured between 2009 and 2010, according to Linda Bartnyska, chief of cost and quality analysis at the Maryland Health Care Commission.

Leave a comment to let us know where you stand on this issue and vote in the poll below.

TM June 28, 2012 at 01:27 PM
The interesting thing is not a single bullet point in the plan I laid out just now is mentioned in the billion page legislation. Hmmm wonder why that is?
bobby green June 28, 2012 at 02:05 PM
The only time I see myself going to a doctor is in the ER. So I always had a policy that just covered illness and hospitalization for some reason after Obama care starting going into effect it went up 300%. Not sure how that is making it affordably for everyone, in fact I said to with that and stoped paying.
TM June 28, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Most insurances price based on risk factors. If you're a lousy driver with a thick record you'll get high rates. I fail to see how, fiscally, with our population numbers and not even mentioning illegal immigrants, we can afford to cover everyone, regardless of their health presently or their past lifestyle choices. Name me a country with our size, and population, that has been able to pull this off. I've laid out bullet points that would be easy to implement and wholly make the current system equitable, profitable, and affordable. NOT FREE - but very affordable. Free healthcare is available now - through many sources in this country for those who fall outside the 'affordable' umbrella. If you state sponsor free healthcare EVERYONE is going to fall outside the 'affordable' umbrella. If you give someone 2+ years of unemployment they will typically take 2+ years to find another job... How this is hard to understand baffles me.
Barbara June 29, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Every Canadian I know HATES their system. They travel regularly to NY to get what we call routine tests and health care that take 6 months to a year to get approved in the Canadian Health care system. This is not the type of control we need nor should we be stupid enought to want.
Barbara June 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM
We the people have lost yet again. It is hard to imagine that we have allowed this insanity to go on so long. 2012 is an election year. Let's get out and vote and put a stop to this insanity on capital Hill. If you don't vote then you are part of the problem.


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