O'Malley welcomes SCOTUS review of Obamacare

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Local,Capital Land,Maryland,Brian Hughes

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said on Monday that the nation's highest court should uphold President Obama's healthcare reform.

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will take up a legal challenge to President Obama’s sweeping healthcare overhaul when it meets next year, ensuring that a decision would be rendered in the middle of Obama's re-election campaign.

"The court should uphold the law, and achieving certainty will be of benefit to states’ implementation efforts," said O'Malley, the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. "In the meantime, it is the law of the land, and we will continue our work to ensure that our state is on track to have an operational health benefit exchange by 2014 and prepared to bring the full benefits of health care reform to all Marylanders.”

The Maryland governor said Obama's health care overhaul would "save our state nearly $830 million over the next 10 years and provide coverage to nearly 400,000 Marylanders."

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