August 12, 2011
An appeals court ruled on Friday that President Barack Obama’s healthcare law requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional, a blow to the White House.
The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but also ruled that the rest of the wide-ranging law could remain in effect.
The legality of the so-called individual mandate, a cornerstone of the healthcare law, is widely expected to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Obama administration has defended the provision as constitutional.
June 9, 2011
Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal said today, in oral arguments before the Eleventh Circuit, that the individual mandate provisions of the health-care law “may violate the constitution of Ayn Rand, but they do not violate the Constitution of the United States”.
The 11th Circuit started hearings June 8, 2011, on ObamaCare. This is the 26 States suit brought by Pam Bondi Florida’s AG.
Judges suggest they may be ready to declare law unconstitutional…
Express unease with gov’t forcing Americans to buy health care…
The LA Times reports:
Judges sharply challenge healthcare law …
Skeptical questions from three federal judges in Atlanta suggest they may be ready to declare unconstitutional all or part of the healthcare law promoted by the Obama administration and passed last year by Congress.
If Congress can force citizens to buy things, America as a free country is finished.