White House Criticizes Court's Health Care Ruling

The White House is expressing confidence that it's constitutional to require people to have health insurance and believes that President Barack Obama's health care law will be survive all legal challenges in the end.

Obama adviser Stephanie Cutter says the White House strongly disagrees with an appeals court ruling Friday that struck down the insurance requirement at the center of a law.

She says the White House is confident that ruling will not stand.

Cutter notes on the White House blog that four other courts, including a different appeals court, has upheld the law.

Many legal observers expect the U.S. Supreme Court to have the final say on the issue.


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  • by Sam on Aug 14, 2011 at 09:03 PM
    I came back in to the military because of the health insurance. The job I did have kept cutting back, providing only two options at the end: one that was cheap but no descent providers, and one that was expensive but had really good doctors. Couldn't afford the expensive, and was about to risk my family going to doctors we didn't like. This is UnConstitutional. Healthcare is not a right. There is no Right in the Bill of Rights that people are required to have healthcare. Yes, I am tired of having to pay for people to go to the ER for a cut finger, or stomach pain because they don't want to work and live off my dime, but that's is their own fault, not mine. I pay my bills, my taxes, and yet I have to buy my own insurance now? Guarantee that Obama and those in Congress won't ever have to buy insurance. I want the insurance plan Congress has. This is exactly what John Adams worried about. Government becoming to big. This is what Jefferson fought against. The President is overstepping his bounds by cramming this down the peoples throats. This country fought a revolution because of "taxation without representation." Well, we are back to where we were. The people did not want this bill, we protested, and yet it was still passed by DEMORCRATS! Where is our representation? Where is our voice in Congress? Right now, we don't have one. Take a look at the Constitution people. Read it. Find where it says the government has the right to force people to buy things. It's not "interstate commerce." That means trade between states. This isn't trade between states, it's government interference. It's time to wake up and do what is needed to be done.
  • by Mike Location: Onslow on Aug 13, 2011 at 05:44 PM
    Call the "scooter store" today. In most instances we will even fill out the paperwork for you. You just call and wait for the delivery of your new, own, personal mobility devices.
  • by Just Facts on Aug 13, 2011 at 04:29 PM
    This year, an estimated 1.5 million Americans will declare bankruptcy. Many people may chalk up that misfortune to overspending or a lavish lifestyle, but a new study suggests that more than 60 percent of people who go bankrupt are actually capsized by medical bills. Bankruptcies due to medical bills increased by nearly 50 percent in a six-year period, from 46 percent in 2001 to 62 percent in 2007, and most of those who filed for bankruptcy were middle-class, well-educated homeowners, according to a report that will be published in the August issue of The American Journal of Medicine. WHO SAYS THE SYSTEM IS JUST FINE LIKE IT WAS? Just ask the 1.5 families per year.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Aug 13, 2011 at 10:54 AM
    Even if the Supreme Court goes against "the white house" (whoever that is) all the Prez has to do is issue an Executive Order to reinstate whatever it is he wants to reinstate. That's all there is to it. Who needs the Congress or Judicial Branches of Government?? Short answer: Not the Obama crew.
  • by uh Location: Greenville on Aug 13, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    Those of you insisting that Obama is purposefully out to destroy the nation: that's a delusional statement. There is absolutely no evidence for that- it's just a way to feed on people's unreasonable emotions. If you take any ideology to its full extent, it will destroy the nation. But that's you guys, isn't it?
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      by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2011 at 12:20 PM in reply to uh
      Keep your head buried in the sand be easier for TSA to find what they want to probe.
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      by Whazzup? on Aug 13, 2011 at 03:12 PM in reply to uh
      The United States of America suvived before BHO; the question we must ask is 'Will it survive with him, and after him?'. WJC was a socialist, but he was a pragmatic socialist. BHO is a socialist, through and through. He wants to redistribute wealth; talk about a 21st century Robin Hood. 01-19-2013 will be the end of an error.
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        by uh on Aug 13, 2011 at 04:06 PM in reply to Whazzup?
        Obama signed an extension on Bush tax cuts. He accepted a budget in which the house got "98%" of what they wanted (Boehner). How exactly is he a socialist, and after 10 years of tax cuts for the wealthy, where are the jobs?
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          by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2011 at 04:24 PM in reply to uh
          I am curious how Whazzup will answer uh question. A Socialist wouldn't have agreed to those extensions. And where are all those jobs the tax cuts were to provide?
  • by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2011 at 09:55 AM
    Hey Obama! You want to pay for me to have health insurance? It would cost 175 a month and up from there. I cannot afford that and the 175 a month plan doesnt cover dr visits.
  • by Alexis Location: ECU on Aug 13, 2011 at 08:19 AM
    Since when did Barack Obama become concerned with the Constitution, he is still looking for that feather in his cap even if it destroys the economy.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2011 at 08:59 AM in reply to Alexis
      He is concerned with the Constitution, concerned about destroying it along with the nation. And it did not start with him, he has only put into high drive what others before him started, democrat and republician.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Aug 13, 2011 at 08:01 AM
    TWO stories today about a court ruling against the Affordable Healthcare Act, but not a mention of those that have upheld the law. WITN is becoming as "fair and balanced" as Faux News.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2011 at 02:09 PM in reply to Barlow
      Cable Not News does the samething, making sure that only good things about obama are on the air.
  • by anyman Location: washington on Aug 13, 2011 at 07:58 AM
    Health care? Look at what they have done for education.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2011 at 08:58 AM in reply to anyman
      And the Post Office, Social Security, Medicare, Freddie Mae, Fannie Mac, Medicaid, and anything else they get envolved in, they are all broke.
  • by Change Location: ENC on Aug 13, 2011 at 07:32 AM
    Mr. Obama is now stating to let the people decide because they are frustrated with the way things in Washington are. Personally, I am frustrated with the people in Washington. Repubs & Democrats! They hurt the little man who is suffering with their pomp and circumstance. I do believe, If Mr. Obama did let the people decide he would be out enjoying his taxpayer's retirement package. Many others in Washington need to go to - but with a limited taxpayers retirement package - How's 200.00 a month sound for ya. This health care thing is UNCONSTITUTIONAL - people wake up - why do you think the Revolutionary War started with England - it was because they TAXED us to death and people wanted freedom from that burden. Is that not where we are at today? Folks in charge need to wake up and quit smothering the little person to death.
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      by uh on Aug 13, 2011 at 10:20 AM in reply to Change
      Actually, the revolutionary war was over taxation without representation. In this case you have representation.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2011 at 12:44 PM in reply to uh
        Really?
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        by Howdy on Aug 13, 2011 at 01:35 PM in reply to uh
        Really? Where is my representative? As far as I can see the only people that have representatives are the really rich and the poor that are not willing to help themselves. But for me, the average person who is going to college to hopefully support myself someday instead of living on the welfare system, there is obstacle after obstacle thrown in my way. All in the name of change. Yet the rich keep getting richer and the lazy people who will not help themselves continue to live off the system. Now I understand why there are so many women popping off welfare babies instead of doing something with their lives.
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Aug 13, 2011 at 04:41 PM in reply to Howdy
          Howdy...not going to work you over on you comments as most are truth. The rich are not really getting richer, they are just more reluctant to spend in a bad economy since it is their risk to lose everything. As long as they spend, we do well, as long as the middleclass does OK, we do well, however, with uncertainty...there is a lot of nervousness on theirs and out parts. I was once a collge student too and thought I would take be a nuclear engineer until Carter was elected. I was told to look into another major even though I understood it was safe and a viable energy source. It was cleaner and required no fossil fuels. So I finished in another major. My point, is you major going to help you find a job? That is really hard now since Obama and his czars have gone after industry so hard....just saying...look into it. Even the medical industry is scary these days...Until we have a change of party, we will have more of the same.
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