Supreme Court Health Care Mandate

March 17, 2012 - 9:45 AM
FILE - In this March 23, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama reacts to cheers as he arrives for the signing ceremony of his health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Obama and congressional Democrats pushed the mandate through without Republican support in hopes of reaching a popular goal: creating a fair system that ensures everyone, rich or poor, young or old, the health care they need at a cost that doesn't overwhelm the nation. Other economically advanced countries have done it. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)