Opponents Tell Court Congress Went Too Far In Obama Healthcare

Published 02/07 2012 09:30AM

Updated 02/07 2012 09:32AM

WASHINGTON D.C. -- Opponents say Congress exceeded its authority in ordering all Americans to buy medical insurance under President Obama's sweeping healthcare law.
Attorneys for states and a national business organization filed arguments with the Supreme Court Monday.
The so-called individual mandate requires people to buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty.
The Obama administration filed arguments last month claiming the individual mandate is a constitutional attempt to respond to a crisis in the nation's healthcare system.
The court will hear oral arguments in the case next month.

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