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Sen Durbin says work on healthcare needed no matter what high court rules on AFA

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 07:31:52 CDT

The US Supreme Court could decide the fate of President Obama's health care law at any time now.   Justices could strike down the law or a portion of it. But supporters say that won't end the debate.   Democratic Senator Dick Durbin says if it's overturned, he's ready to go back to the drawing board on health care:


"The problems are still out there. The cost of health insurance is going to continue to increase. More and more people will fall out of coverage or have to buy very poor health insurance. And that's going to force us to do something."

The court might target only what's known as the "individual mandate," to force some people to purchase coverage. Durbin says he favors that requirement as it makes sure when people get sick, the cost is covered rather than shifted on to medical providers or the government. He says it's about personal responsibility. Durbin says he has no idea how the court will rule.

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