Obama’s Health Care Reform Upheld in Court

Obama’s health care bill is not overturned in a court ruling.

Obama wins this round and now has the Tea Party and Republican party with whom to do battle at the primaries.

A sluggish economy and poor jobs market may just be the momentum behind the president to make this law stick.

But does it help anyone to be required to buy into a broken health care system?

Standardizing costs and preventive health care should be the priority. Supporting big pharmaceutical companies with tax payer dollars will not help in the long run.

“Virginia, the sole plaintiff here, lacks standing to bring this action,” said the ruling from the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. “Accordingly, we vacate the judgment of the district court and remand with instructions to dismiss the case for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction.”

The Richmond-based court becomes the second such federal court to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, particularly the “individual mandate” provision requiring most Americans to purchase health insurance by 2014 or face a financial penalty. Another appeals court had ruled against the administration.

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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