Kansas and 25 other states are challenging the law's mandates before the Supreme Court. In fact, this week, right across the street from the U.S. Capitol Building, the Supreme Court heard arguments on Obamacare. The arguments are over the constitutionality of the individual insurance mandate, among other things.
Teleconference with AG, MoranThe case was heard for three days. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt was in town to represent Kansas. He and I, along with Senator Jerry Moran, held a press conference with Kansas press to discuss the mandates. I told press that regardless of how the court rules, it is good to see so many Americans discussing our country's Constitution.
Senator Moran and I signed on to an Amicus Brief supporting the view that the individual mandate is central to the entire bill. If the Court finds that the individual mandate is unconstitutional, then the entire bill should be deemed unconstitutional.
That's why I am working to repeal health care reform. It's one anniversary I don't want to observe again.
The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision on the case by the end of June.