Posts Tagged ‘Henry Hudson’

  • The Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional. Now What?

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    Attorney General Ken Cucinelli of Virginia scored a significant victory for America yesterday when U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled the individual mandate section of ObamaCare violated the Commerce Clause of the US Constitution. Other states have cases pending, and the issue is likely headed to the US Supreme Court.

    Slick backroom deals and “shoving it down our throats” was a requirement to pass the health care reform President Obama and Congressional Democrats wanted. It was an exercise designed to take control of the whole industry, and now they’re running into their biggest hurdle: The US Constitution.

    While this moves through the judicial system, it should be a top priority of Republicans in Congress can’t sit on this. They must push to repeal (with new ammunition from the courts) and defund ObamaCare. Judge Hudson only ruled on the specific individual mandate and declined to issue a stay in implementation. It’s an important victory, but there’s much in ObamaCare that’s already damaging our health care system.

  • Breaking: Judge Rules ObamaCare Unconstitutional

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    U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson has just ruled the requirement of ObamaCare that Americans must purchase health insurance or face penalties — the “individual mandate — is unconstitutional. In his ruling, Judge Hudson stated that:

    “At its core, this dispute is not simply about regulating the business of insurance—or crafting a scheme of universal health insurance coverage—it’s about an individual’s right to choose to participate.”

    Read more about it at the Wall Street Journal.

    Hats off to VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli for filing the suit. This is just one round in what is likely to be a long series of court battles over the constitutionality of ObamaCare. But it’s a great omen.