After three days of hearings before the Supreme Court of the United States to reform the health of U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House has shown further convinced of the legality of the law. The government was "confident" that their health reform consistent with the constitution, spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday in Washington. The controversial compulsory insurance for all citizens had originally been even an idea of the Republicans, added Earnest. The law is thus a "bipartisan plan."
The adopted two years ago, health care reform is the largest domestic policy achievement of Obama and to 32 million uninsured citizens, providing access to health insurance. The heart of the Act is the requirement to complete in 2014 against the threat of a penalty payment insurance. The conservative majority of the nine justices on the Supreme Court during the hearings had doubted that this is consistent with the Constitution. Compulsory insurance should be declared unconstitutional, the whole reform is on the brink.
According to the applicants, including 26 Republican-led federal states are circumcised with the law, individual liberties. "It's a funny idea of freedom, to force someone to buy insurance," prosecution lawyer said on Wednesday in his closing argument. The representative of the Government of the Supreme Court, Donald Verrilli, reminded the judges of the fact that they would comply with its judgment on "democratic policy being made." The decision of the Supreme Court is expected by the end of the year meeting in June.