The United States Supreme Court is expected to rule any day now on the fate of President Obama’s so-called “Affordable Care Act.”
Republican U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch says he would like to see the whole health care bill struck down but he’s not sure that will happen. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Friday, Hatch said it was struck down earlier by a lower court but then it went to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. There the individual mandate part was ruled constitutional but the rest of the bill was left intact.
“The question is will the supreme court, if it finds the individual mandate unconstitutional, will the supreme court allow the rest of the bill to continue?” Hatch said. “If it does then…there’s no question we need to repeal the bill and start over and do it right and get the federal government off the back of health care in this country.”
Hatch says if he is re-elected to a seventh and last term he will work to repeal the health care law and the higher taxes that come with it.