Federal Judge: Health Care Reform Measure Unconstitutional

By: AP
By: AP

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A federal judge in Florida says the Obama administration's health overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states that had sued to block it.
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson on Monday accepted without trial the states' argument that the new law violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties.
Attorneys for the administration had argued that the states did not have standing to challenge the law and that the case should be dismissed.
The case is likely to go to the U.S. Supreme Court. Two other federal judges have upheld the insurance requirement, but a federal judge in Virginia also ruled the insurance requirement unconstitutional.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2011 at 05:43 PM
    while I agree, reform needs to happen, and I think the judge stated that it needs to happen, I also agree that freedom means not forcing something on you.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    It is going to the supreme court. It is a bad law because of the size. If the people who voted for it actually read it instead of following their leader blindly, they would have seen the issues with it.
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