January 31, 2011
Obama "Care" is UNCONSTITUTIONAL doh!
Judge Rules Health Care Law Is Unconstitutional
Federal judge tosses out sweeping health care reform act
It's interesting how some news outlets want to refer to it as the Health Care Law and others want to call it the Health Care Reform Act --- as if it's supposed to make it seem more appealing to refer to it one way over the other. Hmm.
Judge Roger Vinson, in Pensacola, Fla., ruled that as a result of the unconstitutionality of the "individual mandate" that requires people to buy insurance, the entire law must be declared void.
"I must reluctantly conclude that Congress exceeded the bounds of its authority in passing the act with the individual mandate. That is not to say, of course, that Congress is without power to address the problems and inequities in our health care system. The health care market is more than one-sixth of the national economy, and without doubt Congress has the power to reform and regulate this market. That has not been disputed in this case. The principal dispute has been about how Congress chose to exercise that power here," Vinson wrote.
"While the individual mandate was clearly 'necessary and essential' to the act as drafted, it is not 'necessary and essential' to health care reform in general," he continued. "Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire act must be declared void."
This is what happens when you shove a bill through that you didn’t even bother to read in the first place. What was it Nancy Pelosi said? Something about how it’s important to pass the bill so we can read the bill?
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