BREAKING: Virginia judge rules health care mandate unconstitutional
December 13th, 2010
12:06 PM ET
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BREAKING: Virginia judge rules health care mandate unconstitutional

(CNN) – A Virginia federal judge on Monday found a key part of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care reform law unconstitutional - setting the stage for a protracted legal struggle likely to wind up in the Supreme Court.

U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson struck down the "individual mandate" requiring most Americans to purchase health insurance by 2014. The Justice Department is expected to challenge the judge's findings in a federal appeals court.

The case is Virginia v. Sebelius. See the ruling here.
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Filed under: Health care • President Obama • Virginia
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  1. chris

    This will go to SC. And you know what it will be ruled constitutional because precedent has it that state laws are overruled by federal law. So how bout them apples.

    December 13, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  2. jk

    hey Stinky, your logic is short sighted. You don't account for that point in time when you will get sick/hurt. If you are saying that you keep a pile a money set aside for it (I doubt it), good for you. But my guess is that if you had a major medical crisis, say cancer, you will not have the 100k(yes, that is the CORRECT $ amount for any kind of prolonged treatment) and will be trying to have the 'system' pay. And btw, you pay into medicare and medicaid right now. These are both mandated insurance programs. I don't hear you complaining. I would love it if I actually got to keep my medicaire/medicaid $s. But you seem not to be smart enough to see the complete picture.

    December 13, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
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