Challenges in the Courts to Obamacare

Certainly, as the new national health care changes get underway, there are going to be many challenges to it in the courts. These challenges will prove quite telling for the general public about the state of the health care reforms, and their legitimacy.In recent news, a Detroit Federal judge just upheld major elements of the health care overhaul law. U.S. District Judge George Steeh explained in his 20 page decision that not having health insurance is basically an active decision to pay out of pocket for health care.With this ruling, he supported the constitutionality of the health care reform law, particularly that part of it that indicates that individuals need to have health coverage.Two other lawsuits, in particular, are pending in other federal courts with similar challenges to the legality of the health care mandates. President Obama is well aware of the political clashes ahead, explaining on Michael Baisden’s syndicated radio show last week that, if the GOP wins a majority in Congress, it will lead to “hand-to-hand combat” in Congress for the next two years.House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio validated Obama’s fears, explaining that, if Republicans win control of the House in November, they do not plan to approve the funding Democrats need to implement the new health care law.

Janice Marks

Janice Marks – A retired nurse and home health care professional, Janice has written prolifically about the American health care system. As a writer for Left Justified focused on the current changes in the health care community, she weaves her professional background and expertise into her evaluation of the current health care issues facing the American government and people. Contact Janice at janicemarks(at)

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