Supreme Court Ruling Today: Prince George's County Weighs In
The Supreme Court is set to rule Thursday morning on the national healthcare law.
In an informal Patch poll in Prince George's County this week, readers seemed split on whether or not the Supreme Court should overturn the healthcare bill. But ultimately 53 percent of the said it should be overturned.
"The Federal government has no business: zero, zip, nada, nothing... in terms of mandating anything with regards to health care," one commenter, Patch user tcmitssr, said. "Less than half of Americans under Obama's socialist medical proposal will pay for more than half of the rest of the country's health care."
According to a 2009 Rand Health report, nearly 80,000 adult residents in Prince George's County are uninsured. That's more than twice the number of uninsured residents in Howard County, and one-third more than those in Montgomery County.
Patch will have full coverage of state and local reaction when the decision is handed down.