Obamacare is headed to the Supreme Court based on the clear precedent that Medicare and Social Security are also unconstitutional and while the White House’s legal defense argues it’s the of result of “nearly (a) century-long national effort to expand access to health care by making affordable health insurance more widely available” and is built in part upon the Romneycare example, 35 Senate Republicans have filed an amicus brief in opposition to providing preventative care and requiring breast and prostate exams and in outlawing ‘preexisting conditions and so forth — signed by both Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and 35 of his colleagues filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court Friday on behalf of the bipartisan, multi-state challenge to the Democrats’ health spending law.
“Americans have been telling Washington for years now that they oppose a 2,700 page health spending bill that dramatically increases costs and expands the reach of the federal government into their health care decisions,” Sen. McConnell said. “In addition to determining the constitutionality of the mandate, that individuals purchase health insurance, the Supreme Court also will consider whether the mandate is severable from other provisions of the PPACA; in other words, whether the other provisions of the law are legally viable in the event the Court finds the mandate unconstitutional. We believe the mandate is not severable from the PPACA because the law will not function as its Congressional proponents intended or achieve their objectives without the presence of the mandate.”
Since its enactment, Senate Republicans have twice submitted an amicus brief in the lower courts in support of the states and private parties that are challenging the PPACA in federal court. This would be the first of two amicus briefs filed by Senate Republicans in the Supreme Court case.