By James Vicini – President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul faces its biggest court test next week, capping a legal battle that could reshape the powers of the U.S. government, redefine medical care for most Americans and transform the 2012 election campaign.
Stephen Hess, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former adviser to four presidents, said a case like healthcare occurred once in a generation or maybe even longer, unique both legally and politically.
“A victory for the president would be very substantial. A defeat for the president means that in a sense we politically reopen the situation,” Hess said. more> http://tinyurl.com/7mh33f7
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