Iowa’s governor signed onto the lawsuit which is being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Officials from 26 states are part of the lawsuit that challenges the Affordable Care Act and today’s Supreme Court discussion will focus on whether congress has the authority to force Americans to buy health insurance.
“I have grave concerns about ObamaCare,” Branstad says, “…It’s not affordable. It’s not sustainable…That’s the reason why I joined with 25 other states in challenging the mandate that’s in that legislation.”
The nine U.S. Supreme Court justices scheduled time in the courtroom on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week to let attorneys argue this case. Iowa’s attorney general, Democrat Tom Miller, signed onto a brief that argues the health care reform law is constitutional.