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August 15, 2011 – The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that a key part of ObamaCare is unconstitutional. That key part is the mandate that forces Americans to purchase health insurance against their will.
In its opinion, the court noted:
The government’s position amounts to an argument that the mere fact of an individual’s existence substantially affects interstate commerce, and therefore Congress may regulate them at every point of their life. This theory affords no limiting principles in which to confine Congress’s enumerated power….
The federal government’s assertion of power, under the Commerce Clause, to issue an economic mandate for Americans to purchase insurance from a private company for the entire duration of their lives is unprecedented, lacks cognizable limits, and imperils our federalist structure.
An earlier 6th Circuit Court of Appeals had upheld the mandate – which means this issue will have to go to the Supreme Court to reconcile the rulings. Heritage Foundation experts believe this case will be argued before the Supreme Court in March or April of 2012 with a court decision by June – during the height of the campaign season for the presidency.
If the Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare’s forced insurance mandate, the only hope for America is for a conservative president and a conservative Senate and House. The entire law should be repealed, but this won’t happen with a liberal-controlled Senate and a liberal in the White House.
ObamaCare, if left unrepealed, will destroy the free market health care system and force millions of Americans into government-run systems. The costs will be astronomical.
Help GING-PAC elect strong social conservatives to the House and Senate in 2012! Conservatives must control the presidency, as well as the House and Senate if we are to avoid national bankruptcy, the destruction of free market health care, and the further downgrading of our nation due to Obama’s radical leftist policies.