The health care reform law is not unconstitutional
and only political reasons would lead the Supreme Court to strike it down, according to former president Bill Clinton.
In an interview on MSNBC, Clinton described last week’s oral arguments
in the Supreme Court as “an unusually politicized discussion.”
Clinton said no one knows how well the law will work, as it is just being implemented, and cited other historical mandates that provide constitutional precedent.
“Even in the 1790s, George Washington mandated that shipping companies insure their employees, he signed a bill mandating that able-bodied citizens have firearms in their home because they thought the British were coming again, John Adams signed a bill to mandate that individual seamen have hospitalization insurance. To me, it's hard to take the constitutional argument seriously, so I think there's a little more politics," he said.
Clinton also predicted that President Obama will be reelected, citing economic improvement and the unpopularity of Republican leaders in Congress.