Florida Court Rules "Obamacare" Unconstitutional

Jan 31, 2011


Today Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Florida, issued a 78-page ruling that the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” is unconstitutional. This is a case brought by 26 states against the recent healthcare law and regulations.

Judge Vinson stated in the ruling, “Congress must operate within the bounds established by the Constitution…. I must reluctantly conclude that Congress exceeded the bounds of its authority in passing the Act with the individual mandate…. Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void.”

Currently the Health & Human Services website reports granting 733 waivers to ObamaCare. In addition, there are 12 states with pending legislation to outlaw ObamaCare, such as Idaho (HB 59), Indiana (SB 505), Maine (LD 58), Montana (SB 161), Nebraska (LB 515), New Hampshire (HB 26), North Dakota (SB 2309), Oklahoma (HB 1276), Oregon (SB 498), South Dakota (HB 1165), Texas (HB 297), and Wyoming (HB 0035).

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver will present oral argument the week of May 10-13, 2011, at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, in the case of Liberty University v. Geithner. Congress does not have unlimited authority to regulate private actions. If the Constitution does not give Congress the power to act, then Congress cannot act. No one wants the federal government or a pencil-pushing bureaucrat in Washington policing private medical decisions. The days of ObamaCare are numbered.”

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