For the past three days, the Supreme Court has heard arguments on four different aspects of President Obama’s controversial health-care laws. Justices heard debate on whether the individual mandate is constitutional, whether the penalty for not buying coverage would be a tax or not, whether striking down the mandate would mean the death of the whole law and whether the federal government can force states to drastically increase Medicaid spending.
Galen Institute President Grace-Marie Turner is a strong critic of the law and is cautiously optimistic about how the verdicts may come down.
“The government is trying to defend an unconstitutional law,” Turner told WND.
Turner explains why she thinks her side will succeed in seeing the mandate get struck down but she’s less certain about what would happen to the rest of the law. Turner also explains the tough work facing the justices long before the rest of us know the decisions.