Appeals court rules Obamacare mandate unconstitutional

Appeals court rules Obamacare mandate unconstitutional

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court’s ruling that a key aspect of the ObamaCare law is unconstitutional -- setting up likely Supreme Court showdown. The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals concluded the law’s key funding mechanism — requiring most Americans to purchase health insurance or face a tax penalty — was eliminated by Congress and therefore the entire law could not be enforced.

Adam Marceau
Adam Marceau 5 months

the headline story is wrong they ruled it unconstitutional

porcus 5 months

Can't wait for it to be repealed. Once it's gone there's no reason to switch to Socialism ™ or Socialism Lite™

IvoryDove 5 months

The ACA does not include a severability clause. It was intended to be an "all or nothing" bill. Once the funding mechanism was cut out, it's an illegal law that makes mandates without paying for them. The GOP lost congress after lying to their constituents about repealing the law. Now they are letting the court do their job, but it won't. It will keep Obamacare alive by severing it, thus taking on the power to revive unconstitutional laws rather than rule them unconstitutional.

Dingus 5 months

Republicans will be singing this tune forever. does anyone have the current count for number of repeal attempts?

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