Florida Judge Declares Entire Healthcare Law Void
by Tyler Durden
After a month and a half ago, a Virginia Judge found a key provision of the healthcare law unconstitutional, today Roger Vinson, Judge in a federal district court in Florida has found the entire healthcare law void.
A federal district court judge in Florida ruled today that a key provision in the new health care law is unconstitutional, and that the entire law must be voided.
Roger Vinson, a Ronald Reagan appointee, agreed with the 26 state-government plaintiffs that Congress exceeded its authority by passing a law penalizing individuals who do not have health insurance.
“I must reluctantly conclude that Congress exceeded the bounds of its authority in passing the Act with the individual mandate,” Vinson writes. “Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void.”