Friday, December 14, 2018

Judge rules ObamaCare is unconstitutional

I am still not tired of winning.

From NBC News:
A federal judge in Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act on Friday night, ruling that former President Barack Obama's signature domestic legislation has fallen down like a losing game of "Jenga."

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth sided with the argument put forward by a coalition of Republican-leaning states, led by Texas, that Obamacare could no longer stand now that there's no penalty for Americans who don't buy insurance.

The U.S. Supreme Court had upheld the law in 2012, by classifying the legislation as a tax. But since Congress removed the individual mandate in 2017, O’Connor ruled, there's no way the ACA can be allowed to stand.

"The Individual Mandate can no longer be fairly read as an exercise of Congress's Tax Power and is still impermissible under the Interstate Commerce Clause — meaning the Individual Mandate is unconstitutional," O'Connor wrote. "The Individual Mandate is essential to and inseverable from the remainder of the ACA."

1 comment:

Tregonsee said...

Many reports 2 years ago that some of the Dems were saying that if the Republicans could get rid to the ACA, they would work with them to come up with a very different but workable system. It just wasn't possible to destroy the first African American president's flagship achievement. Unfortunately the House has moved strongly toward the crazy side.