Could today be another legal blow to Obamacare?
Florida Judge Roger Vinson of the US District Court in Pensacola is expected to rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare today. The plaintiffs represent 25 other U.S. states. From Reuters comes the following:
A Florida judge could on Monday become the second U.S. judge to declare President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law unconstitutional, in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law.
The judge, Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Florida, was expected to rule on a lawsuit brought by governors and attorneys general from 26 U.S. states, almost all of whom are Republicans. Obama is a Democrat.
The plaintiffs represent more than half the U.S. states, so the Pensacola case has more prominence than some two dozen lawsuits filed in federal courts over the healthcare law.
Will the Florida judge follow suit with the recent ruling in Virginia? Last month, a federal district judge in Richmond, Virginia struck down that central provision of the law in a case in that state, saying it invited an “unbridled exercise of federal police powers.”
Kathleen Sebelius Compares Right to Health Care With Right to Own TV, what?
Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of HHS when asked recently where in the US Constitution the government had a right to make people buy insurance said, “she was not a lawyer …”. She basically was unable to defend the very law that she is supposed to be in charge of. What? How is some one in charge of the government take over of health care and not able to defend the government’s position? Sebelius punted to the attorneys. Ever wonder what is wrong with Washington? To make matters even more bizarre, Sebelius compared the right to own healthcare to that of a TV. WTF!!!
Isn’t it a choice to own a TV, not a government mandate?