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Monday, December 13, 2010

Virginia Judge Declares "Individual Mandate" Clause of ObamaCare Unconstitutional

ObamaCare was dealt a huge blow today by a court ruling in Virginia that declared the provision that will make it mandatory for all Americans to get some sort of health insurance unconstitutional:

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.

The case is Virginia v. Sebelius.

This could cut the legs off of ObamaCare. They are counting on the new taxes on health insurance that would be coming in to pay for the government insurance. Without those new taxes, then, insuring the uninsured would be unsustainable and would virtually take down the whole ObamaCare program in the process.

However, this is not even close to being over. The US District Court followed by the Supreme Court will have their say on the issue within the next few months.

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