President Obama said on Monday that he is confident that the Supreme Court will uphold the health care reform law, adding that it would be an "unprecedented step" if the court overturns the law passed by a strong congressional majority.
"Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress," Obama said at a White House news conference with leaders of Canada and Mexico.
This is the first remarks made by Obama on the issue, since the Supreme Court ended three days of oral argument in the landmark case involving the Affordable Care Act last week.
The Supreme Court could make a decision about the constitutionality of the law in June, thrusting itself in the middle of a presidential campaign in which healthcare reform is a big issue.
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