WSET: Rep. Goodlatte's Thoughts on Health Care Hearings
March 29, 2012
Washington, D.C. - Rep. Bob Goodlatte sat in on Wednesday afternoon's hearings in the Supreme Court when justices talked about the Medicaid expansion portion of the health care overhaul bill.
He says since the court is divided, a lot of focus is on Justice Anthony Kennedy for a swing vote. Goodlate says Kennedy seemed to be making statements that the federal government went too far.
"For example, he said there is no realistic choice for the states to opt out. The states are frozen in and it's coercion if no one can be held politically accountable," said Goodlatte.
Goodlatte also said the justices don't hesitate to ask questions and sometimes only let the attorneys talk for one minute before they interrupt.