Monday, January 31, 2011

Obamacare, Strike 2

A federal judge in Florida has ruled that Congress does not possess the power to compel all citizens to purchase health insurance, as mandated under Obamacare.  This is the second ruling by a federal judge invalidating the personal mandate.  Two other judges have ruled it constitutional.  We're heading towards a full count and a trip to the Supreme Court.

This is a positive development, and gives me hope that there are in fact real limits to federal power.

1 comment:

  1. I should add that the judge ruled the whole darn thing void. He said the individual mandate was not severable from the rest of the law, thus declaring the entire law unconstitutional. He stopped short of issuing an injuction, or forcing a halt to implementation.

    I believe over half the states had become a part of this lawsuit.