Judge Rules Health Care Mandate – Which Would Affect Millions – Unconstitutional

key ruling on health care lawA Virginia federal judge on Monday found a key part of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care reform law unconstitutional — setting the stage for a protracted legal struggle likely to wind up in the Supreme Court. U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson struck down the “individual mandate” requiring most Americans to purchase health insurance by 2014. The Justice Department is expected to challenge the judge’s findings in a federal appeals court.

Hudson’s opinion contradicts other court rulings finding the mandate constitutionally permissible.

“An individual’s personal decision to purchase — or decline purchase — (of) health insurance from a private provider is beyond the historical reach” of the U.S. Constitution,” Hudson wrote. “No specifically constitutional authority exists to mandate the purchase of health insurance.” Read more in CNN.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Boruch Hashem.

    Remember, when Congress is allowed to overstep their constitutional authority, there is no stopping them, and then we’ve got another dictatorship.

    America is as free as it is, because the Constitution PREVENTS the federal government from having too much power.

    The job of the Federal courts and the Supreme Court is to stop a runaway Congress like the one we just had with ultra liberal Democrats trying to take away our cherished liberties.

    This is why it is so important to have true Conservative judges. Those who supported Elena Kagan for Supreme Court need to realize that as nice as it seems to have Jewish Judges, iwe are shooting ourselves in the foot by having Liberals in the court system, because liberal judges won’t stop the federal government from trampling on our liberties.

    The Ribono Shel Oilam should have rachmunus on us, and preserve the great United States of America as the greatest country in the world, with freedom and prosperity for all.

  2. There is still some hope that this country can rebound from the insane things that have taken place with both this president and also congress , they have not listened to the will of the people.
    tried to ram down the throats of the citizens of this country what the majority of us do not want!!!

  3. This ruling was done by an ultra-conservative judge appointed by GWB. It will surely be appealed and go to the Supreme Court. Two other federal judges found the law to be Constitutional. Just as the states can mandate that we carry car insurance, and just as the Federal Gov’t can mandate that we pay towards Social Security and Medicare, the Constitution allows the Federal Gov’t to mandate participation in health insurance. Most Americans want health care reform because our system is broken. They just are confused by the health care industry lobbyist and politicians who spread much misinformation.

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