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Morning everybody will be health -- last battery -- -- -- -- -- on America's way of life that is the big question today.
As the Supreme Court -- final arguments over the fate of health care.
Anthony Kennedy long known as a swing vote on the court seem to be casting doubt on the government's case for the others.
That's how we read the tea leaves in the end nobody really knows till the fat lady saying it is not our amen to that good morning everybody I'm Bill Hemmer welcome here.
Are you doing now couldn't -- the morning everybody I'm Martha Macau also the High Court started with the individual mandate whether or not that passes constitutional Muster.
Justice Scalia questioned how far the government can extend its power over the people here's a little bit -- that.
Everybody has to buy food.
Sooner or -- -- you define the market as food therefore everybody's in the market therefore you can make people buy broccoli and not that -- anything.
Well with broccoli Shannon's dream is outside the court what happens today -- and a double header.
It is in part 1 this morning bill they get the issue of -- ability and the rest of the -- stand if the justices decide to strike down the mandate.
They've got ninety minutes and three different attorneys arguing that case this morning.
Okay down on the issue of the mandate and based on what we heard yesterday what clues that we now getting.
From the justices in the arguments and questions -- post.
We'll of course everybody's looking at what Justice Kennedy had to -- considered the swing vote yet questions tough questions for both sides.
But it's clear that some of the justices party staked out where they will probably about a justice Kagan seemed especially open to the government's excuse errors -- made their argument that if you take the excuse me you don't wanna get into health care.
You still have an impact on the economic stream of commerce here's a bit of what justice Kagan had to say.
The aggregate of all these uninsured people are increasing.
Than normal family premium congress says by a thousand dollars a year.
Those people are in congress they're making decisions.
It doesn't -- like her but isn't questioned its justice Kennedy's everybody is waiting for our guys so that this morning you have -- session and this afternoon you have another one is the first time they've done that this week.
And the argument there is over Medicaid what's the issue there.
Looks like six states challenging the -- say that under this law they would be forced to add millions to their Medicaid rolls of the state level they say they can't afford it at a federal government has said to them we're gonna subsidize a good chunk of this -- 100% in the beginning.
Tapering off and to a lesser amount but the deal is the feds say you don't go along with this.
We take away all of your money under the Medicaid funding -- talk with Florida attorney general he embodies a set for her that could be ten billion dollars in Florida she says it's coercion and unconstitutional we'll see with the justices thing.
And we'll hear some audio clips later today and decision comes again in June.
Early June mid June late June what you're -- At the turn and only chance we expected to be one of being very -- not the last opinions but again and the justices have complete prerogative they can take this into the summer or even the ball.
Totally up to them.
Interest in their Shannon thank you good luck for the protesters we can hear in the background -- and then bring him with a long -- ahead -- --
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