WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal judge in Florida on Monday struck down the landmark healthcare law backed by President Barack Obama, finding that the Congress exceeded its authority to require individuals to buy insurance.
In a challenge by 26 states, Judge Roger Vinson ruled that “because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void.”
WASHINGTON | Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:15pm EST
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