Florida court deems health reform unconstitutional, as Republicans pursue Senate vote
This article was originally published in Scrip
As the battle wages on against President Barack Obama's signature accomplishment in his two-year presidency so far – health care reform – opponents of the law just gained another ally: Federal District Court Judge Roger Vinson, who 31 January ruled that the individual insurance mandate violated the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution, and therefore, the entire Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was invalid.
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