Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Appeals Court Upholds Individual Mandate in ObamaCare

It is the highest court yet to make a decision, and they came down in favor of ObamaCare. Ultimately it matters little as this matter will be decided in the Supreme Court unless undone by Congress beforehand (which is unlikely.

"A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the most contentious provision of the health-care overhaul law, ruling that Congress can require Americans to carry insurance coverage.

In backing the individual mandate, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati became the first appellate court to rule on President Obama’s signature domestic initiative. The decision also marked the first time a Republican-appointed judge has sided with the administration in evaluating the law’s constitutionality.

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