Health Care Law Struck Down by US Judge in Florida


U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson of Florida today struck down the federal health care law challenged by 26 states, including Arizona.

“This is a huge victory for health care freedom,” said Clint Bolick, the Goldwater Institute’s litigation director, which is challenging the law in a separate lawsuit in Arizona. “It’s a triumph for 26 states fighting to protect their autonomy against the federal juggernaut, and for all Americans who want to control their own health care decisions.”

Judge Vinson ruled that Congress doesn’t have the authority to force anyone to buy health insurance. As written, the unconstitutional health insurance mandate can’t be separated from the rest of the measure approved in 2010, the judge said. So he suspended the entire law.

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