The Nebraska Attorney General is preparing for what many are calling a landmark Supreme Court case: whether or not the Affordable Health Care Act is constitutional.
AG Jon Bruning heads to Washington, DC next week for a three day hearing.
He and five other attorneys general represent a 26 state coalition working to get the act repealed.
Bruning says this is the first time in American history Congress has forced people to buy a product.
He says this case will test the limits of constitutional power.
Bruning says, "Congress keeps taking a little more and a little more and the courts have allowed it to happen. We're hopeful that this is the case where the court will finally draw a line and say enough is enough, Congress you can only go so far and this case is over the line."
HHS representatives say they're confident the law will be upheld.
HHS Regional Representative Jay Angoff says precedent shows Congress has the power to mandate insurance.
Many states are already working to implement the law.
Angoff says Nebraska alone has received more than $36 million in grants, including support for community clinics and programs to train rural doctors.
He says it's unlikely state leaders will want to take away the many benefits residents are experiencing.
Angoff says, "I don't think that they're going to want to say to their citizens, to the two and half million young adults that are now on their parent's policies that we're going to throw you off those policies and I don't think they're going to want to say we're going to go back to the days when insurance companies can cancel people based on technicalities."
The Supreme Court will hear six hours of testimony on the issue.
An unprecedented three days have been set aside for the debate.