V.A. Judge Rules Against Obama’s Health Care Law

A Virginia federal judge has declared federal health care legislation unconstitutional. In response to the decision, which was handed down earlier today, CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman said:

Judge Hudson’s ruling is a welcome reaffirmation of the Constitution’s limits on the federal government.  Those limits are totally at odds with the Obama Administration’s attempt, in its individual mandate provision, to transform a person’s decision not to buy health insurance into an activity subject to Congress’s power over interstate commerce.  Because this ruling comes only days before the anniversary of the Senate’s rushed Christmas Eve vote on Obamacare, it is, quite frankly, a great way to start off the New Year.

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