Gibbs Makes Bold Prediction After Losing Health Mandate Decision
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House will probably appeal today's Virginia court decision calling the individual mandate unconstitutional. Ya think?
The White House is confident its landmark health care law is constitutional, despite a ruling against it Monday from a court in Virginia, and will likely appeal the ruling.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the Obama administration disagrees with the ruling Monday from U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson saying the law's requirement that most Americans carry insurance or pay a penalty violates the U.S. Constitution.
He said he is confident of the law's legality because two other courts have ruled in the administration's favor. Gibbs defended the health law, saying it helps to end the "lingering discrimination" against people with pre-existing medical conditions.
It is surprising to have a U.S. court rule in favor of the Constitution, but it happens from time to time.