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Health care lawsuit spurs debate on courthouse steps

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
For Cincinnati resident Marian Black, health care policy is personal to her.
 
"His medicine cost a whole lot, he's a type one Diabetic,so it just benefits me and I'm sure a lot of other people," Black said.
 
She's talking about President Obama's Affordable Care Act, Black has witnessed her 22-year-old son with type one Diabetes, be dropped from her health insurance more than once, prior to the Affordable Care Act being passed.
 
"This gave my son a chance to get back on my health insurance, so he can be able to get his medicine, they way he needs to go to his doctor's appointment once a month," Black said.
 
Black stood on the steps of the courthouse with others in support of current health care law, just before a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals  hearing challenging the constitutionality of Obama's Affordable Care Act, advocates say the suit jeopardizes the health needs of families like the Blacks.
 
"It's already proving relief for children who've got pre-existing conditions, they can't be denied coverage by an insurance company because of that," said Ron Pollack of FAMILIES USA.
 
Meanwhile at the other corner of courthouse, tea party members were siding with the plaintiffs that are suing, saying the government can't force insurance upon citizens.
 
"Our goal is ultimately to see Obamacare repealed, but to go specifically after the mandate that it contains,"said Cincinnati Tea Party President Mike Wilson.
 
Members also collected signatures for the Healthcare Freedom Amendment which challenges the Affordable Care Act even further.
 
"With our Healthcare Freedom Amendment, in addition to that it brings on a challenge under the 9th and 10th amendments, because you have a direct conflict between Ohio's Constitution and the federal law," Wilson said.
 
The case is expected to eventually go before the Supreme Court
 

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