Forced Health Insurance ruled unconstitutional
Aug 12, 2011
A U.S. appeals court ruled Friday that President Obama's health care law requiring Americans to buy health care insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional, a blow to the White House...
The U.S. 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....
"This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives," a divided three-judge panel said.
Not to worry. There's always a way around the Constitution. What? That old piece of paper? Watch for an Executive Order to get around the courts.
Dr. Stephen Jones