An appeals court today ruled that the Obamacare requirement that everyone purchase health insurance is unconstitutional. The requirement is a cornerstone of the law, and removing it would make other parts of the law unworkable.
The decision is a victory for opponents of the law, but in the end, it doesn’t matter much.This is going to the Supreme Court, and the opinion there that matters is that of Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote likely will decide the case.
From the article by Reuters.
An appeals court ruled Friday that President Barack Obama’s healthcare law requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional, a blow to the White House.
The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but also ruled that the rest of the wide-ranging law could remain in effect.