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Florida Federal Judge Rules Entire Obama Health Care Law Unconstitutional

PENSACOLA, FL – A Florida federal judge has ruled that President Obama’s health care overhaul, “Obamacare,” is unconstitutional. The judge based his ruling on the law’s mandate that citizens must purchase health care, a requirement he said violates the Constitution. The ruling affects the 26 states who had joined together to file a case against the law, yet still has implications for the entire country.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled Congress overstepped its bounds by instituting the individual mandate, but also said the entire law was unconstitutional since the individual mandate is not “severable.” Vinson 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. ... Read Full Story

Florida Lawsuit Against Obamacare Can Proceed

According to Bloomberg a legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul can proceed, a federal judge ruled, turning aside Justice Department arguments that the lawsuit led by the state of Florida is at best premature.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum lawsuit against Obamacare can proceed says Florida judge.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola today allowed portions of the claims by 20 states to go forward, as he forecast he would after a day of oral arguments last month. The requirement to purchase health insurance is “simply without prior precedent,” Vinson wrote, allowing the suit to proceed. ... Read Full Story