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We are less than sixteen hours from the most highly anticipated Supreme Court case of the Obama administration.
And arguably in recent years on the constitutionality.
Of obamacare the president's health care law.
Correspondent Shannon Bream examines.
What's at stake.
As the country awaits what is certain to be a landmark opinion from the Supreme Court.
Brand new Fox News polling shows Americans remain opposed to what is arguably the president's top legislative success.
While 39% favor -- 49% say they remain opposed to the health care law when it comes to how they view the president's handling of health care 43%.
Say -- approve.
The decision now -- with the nine justices who will decide whether the individual mandate at the heart of the -- which will require Americans to buy health insurance or pay a penalty is constitutional.
During a march oral arguments justice Elena Kagan responding to assertions that the -- -- represented unconstitutional.
Overreach by congress.
In its attempts to regulate commerce.
The aggregate of all these uninsured people are increasing and than normal family premium congress says by a thousand dollars a year those people are in -- The man many view as the swing vote justice Anthony Kennedy appeared to grapple with the long term implications.
Here the government is saying.
That the federal government has a duty to tell that individual citizens that it must act and that is different.
From what we have in previous statements.
Well that changes the relationship of the federal government to the individual.
In a very fundamental way.
In our new poll 59%.
Said they believe part or all of the law should be struck down by the court.
While 30% -- all of it should be upheld if the mandate goes the court will have the task of figuring out which parts do survive.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said he precise salvage job would be the more conservative way to go -- is a quote wrecking operation.
-- justice Antonin Scalia sounded doubtful that could be possible.
When have we ever really struck down what was the main purpose of the act.
And left the rest of the fact.
Regardless of the outcome both the -- supporters and opponents have been preparing for the fallout.
Senior White House advisor David -- while maintaining the law's constitutionality.
-- knowledge is that contingency plans have been mapped out.
Capitol Hill Democrats say they are strategizing as well.
What where the other I think on the democratic side were prepared to build on the landmark health reform to make sure.
More and more we have affordable quality health care for all Americans.
House speaker John Boehner has warned Republicans not to quote spike the ball should the court's opinion go in their favor.
And if it doesn't that the court does not strike down the entire law.
-- -- house will move to repeal what's left it.
Obamacare is driving up the cost of health care and make it harder for small businesses to hire new workers.
Our focus has been the economy and it will continue to believe stuff.
The court must also resolve and Medicaid claim brought by 26 states.
They argued they cannot afford to take on the millions of new Medicaid participants that would flow on to their roles because of the health care law -- Are you ready I'm ready got -- -- and she is on OK Chad thank.
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