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Joe Luppino-Esposito of the Heritage Foundation Talks Obamacare Hearings on Lubbock’s First News [AUDIO]

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On Wednesday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News Joe Luppino-Esposito of the Heritage Foundation spoke with Chad about the Supreme Court’s Obamacare hearings.

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Esposito said that yesterday’s hearings focused primarily on the individual mandates of Obamacare, with both sides arguing why they are or are not needed.

“Essentially, the Obama administration and the federal government argued…that the individual mandate did have a limiting principle in that the health care market is something everyone will have to enter into eventualy, so therefore it can be regulated by Congress.”

According to Esposito, the Supreme Court seems to reject a lot of the federal government’s arguments on the mandates. Today, the Court will focus mainly on the Anti-Injunction Act and Medicade funding. Esposito also said that, if Obamacare is overturned by the Supreme Court, it is very unlikely that Obama would still try to enact it.

For more information on the Heritage Foundation, visit their website at heritage.org.

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