Wednesday, June 29, 2011

U.S. Court of Appeals: Obamacare Mandate is Constitutional

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has ruled in favor of the Obama administration and Congress, ruling a key provision in the sweeping health care reform bill passed last year was constitutional.

The "individual mandate" requiring nearly all Americans purchase health insurance by 2014 or face financial penalties -- was challenged in federal courts by a large number of individuals and groups, saying people should not be forced to purchase a product like health insurance. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit panel disagreed.

"We find that the minimum coverage provision is a valid exercise of legislative power by Congress under the Commerce Clause," said the three-judge panel on Wednesday, in a 64-page opinion.
You can view the 64 page opinion HERE.
Read the rest of the story HERE.

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tim said...

I guess this means that it needs to be repealed!

Romney in 2012!

Revolution 2012 said...

Romney was the first to call for it's repeal on the day that it passed.

health insurance plans said...

I'm sure Obama and his advisers put a lot of thought into Obamacare. They won't make the fundamental mistake of coming up with something unconstitutional.

Amarant said...

"Romney was the first to call for it's repeal on the day that it passed." Or is he, really? I'm sure a lot of politicians already knew of Obama Care before it went public, so detractors other than Romney must also have had an opinion but kept mum.

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