Obamacare challenged in US Supreme Court — again

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WASHINGTON -- President Obama is standing firm, saying there is "no plausible legal basis" to strike down the Affordable Care Act.

But Wednesday one case before the U.S. Supreme Court, King vs. Burwell, forced the court for the third time to examine the politically controversial law.

Bloomberg News suggests if the law collapses and is deemed unconstitutional, Illinois ranks 7th in the country with the most to lose -- meaning roughly 300,000 residents who signed up for Obamacare could be searching again for creative ways to find affordable healthcare.

Questions were tough and challenging, sometimes pointing the finger at the IRS in charge of implementing the law. But one justice who remained quiet throughout most of the arguments: Chief Justice John Roberts. Roberts is the one who surprised so many in 2012 by voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Today, he shared barely a word.

The Supreme Court will likely not come to a decision until May or June.

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  • smitty

    Obamacare was passed using fraud, lies and deception and must be ruled unconstitutional and dumped in the failed policies dumpster. If Obamacare was a private company, the executives would be in jail on fraud charges.