Monday, January 31, 2011
ObamaCare: and then there were 28
Twenty six states and their respective state attorney generals joined a law suit opposing the individual mandate provision of ObamaCare. That requiring US Citizens to purchase health insurance was unconstitutional.
The twenty six states had their case heard in Florida. A separate case was heard in December with Virginia alone opposing the individual mandate.
In both the Florida case and the Virginia case the individual mandate was held as unconstitutional. And then there were 27. Number 28 is Oklahoma in their own separate law suit opposing the individual mandate.
'Judge Roger Vinson, a Reagan appointee serving in Pensacola, Florida, ruled that key components of the law are unconstitutional and that the entire law "must be declared void." '(1)
Who are the twenty six states joined in today's law suit ruling? Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. (2)