Obama’s entire health care plan struck down by federal judge as unconstitutional – Full Text
Newscast Media HOUSTON, TX– Florida federal judge has struck down Obama’s health care plan that would have forced Americans to purchase health care whether they needed it or not. Those who couldn’t afford the plan and therefore would buy it, would have been fined for not buying the plan.
Federal Judge Roger Vinson in Florida ruled Monday that the entire health care law is unconstitutional and wrote in his 78-page ruling: “This is obviously a very difficult task. Regardless of how laudable its attempts may have been to accomplish these goals in passing the Act, Congress must operate within the bounds established by the Constitution.”
The ruling says, individual mandate, which imposes a fine on individuals who do not purchase health insurance, is unconstitutional and not “severable” from the full law. Therefore, “the entire act must be declared void.”
“It is difficult to imagine that a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate giving the East India Company a monopoly and imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold in America would have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place,” the ruling says.
After Obama signed the highly-contested health care bill, 26 states including Texas filed a lawsuit in opposition to Obamacare. There is no doubt that the ruling by a federal judge of ObamaCare as unconstitutional will provide ammunition for his opponents in the 2012 presidential race.