Mar 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The nation's health and human services secretary is headed to Minnesota to mark the second anniversary of the controversial medical care law at the heart of political and legal controversy.
Kathleen Sebelius plans to appear Friday with top Minnesota Democrats, including the governor and U.S. senators, to highlight parts of the law that promise more care security. They will stress how pre-existing conditions will no longer a basis for insurance companies to decline coverage.
President Barack Obama signed the law in 2010 after its stormy passage through Congress. Republicans running for his job are vowing to repeal it if elected and the U.S. Supreme Court is due to decide this year whether it is constitutional.
The most disputed element in the law is a requirement that everyone have health insurance.