Monday, December 13, 2010
We're Back - Judge - Obama-Care Unconstitutional
By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller - Thank you
A federal judge in Virginia has determined that the part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul that requires all Americans to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional.
U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson deemed that part of the law unconstitutional in the first part of what is sure to be a case that will end up in the Supreme Court. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli led the fight in his state.
Hudson said the part of the law that requires individuals to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional because it “exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.”
A district court in Florida is expected to hear oral arguments on Thursday for a 21-state lawsuit that also challenges the law’s requirements for individuals. The Florida case is expected to end up in the Supreme Court as well.
On October 7, a federal judge in Michigan ruled that the health care reform was constitutional. The judge agreed with the Obama administrations assertions that people who don’t need health insurance should be required to purchase it to make sure the pool of insured persons was a balance between healthy people and sick people, allowing companies to better comply with the new regulations.