BREAKING NEWS: FEDERAL JUDGE RULES THAT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
By Kevin Ryan
Obamacare has been struck down by a federal judge in a ruling that puts the entire law in doubt.
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of states led by Texas that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional now that Congress eliminated the individual mandate tax penalty for not buying insurance.
Texas and an alliance of 19 states argued that when Congress repealed the individual mandate last year, it eliminated the U.S. Supreme Court’s rationale for finding the ACA constitutional in 2012.
The Texas judge agreed.
“The remainder of the ACA is non-severable from the individual mandate, meaning that the Act must be invalidated in whole,” O’Connor wrote.
The decision is almost certain to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.
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