The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on the Obama Administration’s Health Care Law

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on August 12, 2011

They ruled that the individual mandate is unconstitutional. I haven’t had time to check out the ruling, but via Twitter and the story, we learn that the court believed that the individual mandate could be severed from the rest of the law, and that apart from the mandate, the rest of the law could remain in effect. An excerpt from the ruling:

“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.

Obvious statement of the day: With the many differing rulings that have been delivered on the law, I don’t see how this case doesn’t go to the Supreme Court.

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