A federal Judge in Texas has ruled what we’ve all been saying since 2010. Obamacare is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
WASHINGTON—The Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional without its insurance-coverage penalty, a Texas federal judge ruled Friday, thrusting the embattled health law’s future and coverage for millions of Americans into question.The Wall street Journal
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the main provisions of the Affordable Care Act should be struck down after Republicans repealed its insurance-coverage penalty. The Texas federal judge’s decision could endanger coverage of tens of millions of Americans.
Judge O’Connor sided with the claims of 20 Republican states, which brought a lawsuit asserting the law is unconstitutional without a penalty for not having coverage. Republicans repealed the requirement last year, although it doesn’t go into effect until 2019. The Supreme Court has upheld the ACA as constitutional based on Congress’ taxing power.
The 16 Democratic attorneys general who have intervened in the case are expected to seek a stay pending appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case could wind up in the Supreme Court.
This has to be the greatest Christmas present a federal judge could give us right before Christmas!