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Breaking news rich -- just emerging from.
-- supreme called for the second day of arguments on.
President Obama's health care law have just data for the day as you can see rich just jumping in here rich give me your sense of what you heard.
This morning in front of the supreme -- Absolutely.
Phenomenal actually now we're looking for indications in this case.
As to how these swing justices are going to vote in the middle is Justice Kennedy for this whole argument here we've been hearing over and over -- it seemed as -- Justice Kennedy was.
Very skeptical of this law on the power here saying early on that the reason.
This mandate is concerning to him is because it forces you to do something that changes the relationship.
Between the individual and the government.
In -- fundamental way though with seven minutes ago we drops this on the authority says the young person who is uninsured is uniquely close.
To participating in the health care market bottom line in this one Peter.
We don't know what he's going to do in this this in front of us.
Who's who of all stars in -- two minutes.
Two hours and one minutes of argument.
HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius finance chair Max Baucus.
-- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell senator cornyn Leahy Johnson of reportedly Valerie Jarrett Eric Holder an all star DC -- in attendance for this when incredible -- side.
Based on the questions from the other justices -- -- we see them kind of breaking the way that we might expect them to see and thus is justice candidate perhaps going to be this key swing vote once again.
It seems as though he very well could be because the first half.
It was all the defense of the -- -- you so many of the more conservative justices weigh in -- this there were some questions as to how Justice Roberts.
And Justice Scalia would vote but some quotes from -- basically -- paraphrase of -- say a Justice Roberts Chief Justice say seems to me.
All bets are off and you can regulate.
Any market if you allow this to stand Justice Scalia saying if the government can do this.
But we also heard justice didn't Ginsburg say well hold on a second she was buying -- to the administration's argument about harsh shifting that right you are consumer health -- in our country.
No matter how it's paid for idea paperwork for your -- they're private insurance or you pay for -- its favour through Medicaid.
Or Medicare which is paid for by the which is the taxpayers' money Orix yeah it's paid for by the hospital if you go to the emergency room and you don't have health -- so she was she seemed to be siding with the administration.
And her question.
Right and then she -- to this point on the idea of cost shifting and talks about the delays so on one sense what she's saying is that in the system like Social Security.
What you have is right now you don't need Social Security you pay into the system you collect when you need it was she saying it's the same thing here in health insurance.
You can be forced to have health insurance pay into the system and then eventually everyone's going to need and that's the fundamental argument of the government here.
Justice Breyer saying you're gonna get sick one day does it matter.
Questioning whether you'll actually enter the market.
Just by being born saying you are participating.
In commerce therefore you can be required -- health health insurance.
Just by being born because eventually one day you're gonna need.
And that's the administration's our guests -- in support of the of the law justices Kagan justice Sotomayor Justice Breyer.
Sounding in their questions right supportive of the administration seemed as though in their question that you could definitely infer that they were.
Somewhat more supportive.
Far more questioning of the states -- the National Federation of Independent Businesses those challenging that this thing is actually constitutional the big question here though.
How well some of the more conservative justices -- that swing vote in Justice Kennedy.
Vote on all this throughout the entire argument far more skeptical.
Of the administration's position it -- in the beginning that this thing is actually constitutional -- -- at the very end he dropped that bomb we don't know turn it actually.
That's it from rich back to you.
Paid bounds of rich at some fascinating stuff as we hear the arguments and inside the AUS Supreme Court on whether the government indeed.
To mandate that most people be.
Forced to buy health insurance vision to see where medical falls and -- gentlemen thank you very much.
But we'll be talking much more about this throughout the afternoon and -- they'll be back again tomorrow the Supreme Court to talk about Medicare and expanding the Medicaid systems are very interesting indeed.
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