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.
Hudson's opinion contradicts other court rulings finding the mandate constitutionally permissible.
Pw whats your deal with Virginia?
Where are all of the people. . .feminists especially. . .who for years screamed 'Hands off our bodies'? Healthcare is not a right. . .and it's certainly not my responsibility to pay into this to make sure someone else has coverage.
Virginia is for racists, teabaggers and inbreds!!!. They want to bring slavery.
Virginia was the last state who enforce miscegenation laws.
Pw that is in the past. I am not sure that va wants slavery to return. Slavery is totally wrong and so is racism. I have been to va and while it is not my favorite place it did not seem all that bad. Gen. Note: it is West Virgina that touts it is for lovers
Healthy individuals use their insurance for emergencies, not for health maintainance.
We r forced to have car insurance to protect other drivers; home insur. – protect the bank. Health insur. – protects whom?
Another bad decision from our judicial system. Without this program my sons will never be able to have healthcare insurance because they have pre-exisiting conditions. It looked like we fianlly had a chance to get them on a plan. But not now, no, some usless judge has to screw up a good deal. A lot of the people commenting here probably oppose unemployment insurnace and support tax cuts for the rich as well...clueless, just clueless.
Doesn't anyone care about the middle class anymore? We finally get a Government that looks out for the little guy and we throw them out of power and turn our government back over to big business again. Prepare to bend over agin.
What is wrong with the people of America?
The sad thing is that the people making these decisions don't have a clue about what it takes to really survive and care for themselves and others. That judge has the type of insurance average people can only dream of.
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