The U.S Appeals Court Rules Against Obama Healthcare Law

President Obama’s healthcare plan requiring every American to purchase healthcare insurance was ruled as unconstitutional.

It will be interesting to see how this affects the upcoming election considering that this was such a hot button topic and a cornerstone of his campaign promises.

It has been historically difficult and unpopular to promote national healthcare.

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The U.S. Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, ruled 2 to 1 that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but it unanimously reversed a lower court decision that threw out the entire law.

The legality of the individual mandate, a cornerstone of the healthcare law, is widely expected to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Opponents have argued that without the mandate, which goes into effect in 2014, the entire law falls.

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