Opponents Say Congress Went Too Far Ordering Americans To Buy Insurance
Opponents of the healthcare law passed by Congress under the direction of President Obama have officially filed their paperwork with the Supreme Court of the United States.
There are several states, along with a national business association who have given their arguments to the Supreme Court about why they say it was not the place of Congress to pass a law that would make every person in the United States obligated to by healthcare insurance.
The new sweeping healthcare law makes a "so-called individual mandate" apply to all citizens in the United States, unless of course, they have applied for and received a waiver. Opponents say Congress exceeded its authority in ordering Americans to do this by passing the healthcare law.
The requirement for individuals is that each person would have to buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty. The court will hear oral arguments in the case next month.