Two AGs, Two Different Views On Healthcare

Mar 26, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear its biggest case in decades this week.  The high court will hear arguments about President Obama's landmark healthcare reform law, and whether key provisions of it are constitutional.  The justices have scheduled six hours of testimony over three days, starting today.

The Attorneys General of Washington and Oregon have taken opposite positions on this issue.  Attorney General John Kroger supports the two year-old law. Washington's Attorney General, Rob McKenna, opposes the law and is one of 26 Attorneys General that sued the federal government over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He says the law's individual mandate, requiring every American to have health insurance, is unconstitutional.

We hear from both Attorneys General in this story, originally broadcast on Oregon Public Radio's Morning Edition.