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Nelson proposes expedited Supreme Court ruling on healthcare law

In a press release, Nelson described his
resolution is an alternative to the repeal vote. 

“Nelson’s resolution offers an alternative course following
the Senate vote as scheduled at 5 p.m. today on whether to repeal the law,” the
press release reads. “Nelson’s legislation asks the Senate to approve a
resolution calling on the High Court to act quickly, because the lower courts
have split over whether the law is constitutional.”

Two courts have ruled against the healthcare law’s mandate, while two others have said the law is constitutional.

The press release also said Nelson believes the Senate vote
is “largely symbolic” and the real decider will be the Supreme Court. Nelson
has stated that he does not support repeal but he does favor modifying it.

{mosads}“I think we ought to take a commonsense approach to this
resolution and I would urge my colleagues to approve it,” Nelson said on the
Senate floor.

Last month the GOP-controlled House voted to repeal the law,
but the vote is expected to fail in the Senate.

Earlier this week a federal judge in Florida ruled that the
so-called individual mandate in the healthcare law is unconstitutional.

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