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We spent hours on the steps of the courthouse waiting to talk to people who had been granted access to -- hearings.
Watching scores of people run down the flights of marble steps to talk to reporters.
It was really an amazing sight.
This secrecy around the hearings made it feel well a little like -- -- waiting for -- -- to be chosen.
It's strange in this country for any public institution to keep itself so under wraps.
After all nearly every American institution today the Federal Reserve included has try to make themselves more open to the public.
If Ben Bernanke can hold a press conference why not the supremes.
We want to wait until at least June to get their formal opinion.
But according to no -- an expert than senator Mike Lee we may get indications of which way the wind is blowing before that.
This Friday justices will meet in in their conference room just the nine justices know -- -- -- secretaries anyone else.
Don't -- order of seniority with the Chief Justice -- first and be most junior justice voting last and -- make a preliminary decision.
And according to leave who watched his father -- cases before the court and then clerks for judge Alito.
There's a good chance the court will declare the individual mandate unconstitutional.
I think based on what I saw today is likely.
Lot of my reason for saying that has to do with not just the questions asked by Justice Kennedy but also his cadence is intonations.
His body language his facial expressions.
While asking the question and response the answers he receives to his -- to his questions.
-- he indicated a high degree of skepticism about Congress's authority to enact the individual mandate.
Well unfortunately bell what we learned in Washington is the damage may already be done.
One doctor we interviewed said the consolidation among health -- companies is already making healthcare more expensive.
And accessibility to doctors well more difficult.
I'm sure the CEOs have many of these insurance companies today are very nervous.
And what happened this morning because if the mandate falls through.
Then they have to eat the cost of taking on all of these people and it becomes unsustainable so it's chaos.
They've had to foot the bill to go and implement electronic medical records they now have to consolidate and get paid less and go into the administrative hassles to be managed by an insurance company.
They have to see more patients and reimbursements are going down there's nothing good that has happened with doctors.
Well the tragedy of Obama care is not just that and send a workable for health care in this country.
If it is taken a system most notable for being overpriced and they have more expensive.
Florida attorney general Pam bonding who was the critical thing here in the -- -- fight.
She also spoke to us now she led the suit filed by 26 state attorney general's seeking to find the requirement that every American buy health insurance policy.
She says Obama -- is simply unaffordable for Hearst day.
I can tell you after 2018 and this is a conservative estimate have very conservative estimate.
It will cost Floridians over one billion dollars a year and that's an unsustainable -- -- It won't be just Florida which will struggle to -- -- obamacare.
Every state and every household will have trouble swallowing these costs.
Let's hope the justices do the right thing.