Remember this question of Pelosi during the ObamaCare debate which was asked by many of those who opposed the bill.
Well a Florida judge has now answered that question and it is a resounding answer.
From Insurance Journal in an article titled Federal Judge in Florida Rules Federal Healthcare Law Must Be Voided
"...“Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire act must be declared void. This has been a difficult decision to reach, and I am aware that it will have indeterminable implications,” Vinson wrote.
He was referring to a key provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and sided with governors and attorneys general from 26 U.S. states, almost all of whom are Republicans, in declaring it unconstitutional. The issue will likely end up at the U.S. Supreme Court..."
Here is link to the actual 78 page decision.
A Virginia judge in December ruled the individual mandate as unconstitutional but not the whole health care bill. See Breaking: Virginia Judge ruled part of ObamaCare unconstitutional. Also see Judge stands up for "We the people..." against our Congress over ObamaCare and check out his words in the decision to allow the repeal to go further.
For more on why the individual mandate is key in ObamaCare check out Watch Tim Scott's first debate over health care repeal legislation. If the individual mandate doesn't pass this changes the debate on the deficit and debt and CBO score and more.
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