Monday, December 13, 2010

Obama Loses Round Over Health Care Law…


….and it is one rule that I am happy to see shot down by US District Judge Henry Hudson of Virginia.

    As you may well know, Obama’s health care law contains a requirement that Americans have to purchase some type of health insurance or face a fine if they do not. The last time that I checked,the United States was still a free country,somewhat.

   Judge Hudson ruled in favor of the state’s Attorney General,saying that this provision of the law was unconstitutional.  Of course,this case will be decided ,one of these days, by the Supreme Court.


The judge wrote in a 42-page decision that the disputed provision was "neither within the letter nor the spirit of the Constitution".

But he declined to invalidate the entire law, in what correspondents say was a small victory for Barack Obama.