Individual Mandate Ruling: Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Health Care Law Provision

The requirement in the national health-care overhaul law that individuals buy health insurance is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled on Sept 13, in a question that the U.S. Supreme Court is widely expected to settle.

The ruling by Judge Christopher C. Conner in Harrisburg was issued in one of more than 30 lawsuits nationwide that have been filed over the 2010 law that is President Barack Obama’s signature initiative. It was filed by a Pennsylvania couple who do not have health insurance, but believe they would be subject to the mandate.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/13/individual-mandate-ruling_n_960113.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl4%7Csec3_lnk3%7C95369

Source: The Huffington Post – September 13, 2011

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