Pelosi predicts 6-3 vote upholding health care reform
During a private luncheon on Monday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., predicted the U.S. Supreme Court will cast a 6-3 vote in favor of the president’s health care reform law, which is currently being challenged by 26 states, including Florida.
Pelosi was the House speaker during passage of the health care reform law, also known as the Affordable Care Act, in 2010.
Last week, the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in the Florida-led challenge to the law. Even though the justices have already cast their votes in the case, the decision will not be announced for months.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Monday that the Supreme Court would rule in favor of the Affordable Care Act.
“I’m predicting 6-3 in favor,” Pelosi said at a New York private luncheon hosted by the Paley Center for Media. “I have confidence that if we’re talking about the law of the land and our compliance with it, that we will be okay.”
President Obama made a similar statement this week. He told reporters that he is “confident” the Supreme Court will not strike down the health care reform law. He said the law was “passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress” and it would be “an unprecedented [and] extraordinary step” for the court not to uphold it.