As reported on Conservative Perspective via CNN, a federal judge has ruled that Obamacare violates the US Constitution.
A federal judge in Virginia has ruled parts of the sweeping health care reform effort led by President Obama to be unconstitutional. This is the first federal court to strike down the law, contradicting other recent rulings the law was permissible. The key issue of contention was the “individual mandate” requirement that most Americans purchase health insurance by 2014.
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U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled "This case, however, turns on a typical and uncharted applications of constitutional law interwoven with subtle political undercurrents. The outcome of this case has significant public policy implications. And the final word will undoubtedly reside with a higher court.
The Laws Central requirement that most Americans obtain health insurance exceeds the regulatory authority granted to Congress under the commerce Clause of the Constitution. The insurance mandate is central to the law’s mission of covering more than 30 million uninsured because insurers argue that only by requiring healthy people to have policies can they afford to treat those with expensive chronic conditions."