The Wall Street Journal has the story:
“A federal court ruled Monday that a central plank of the health law violates the Constitution, dealing the biggest setback yet to the Obama administration’s signature legislative accomplishment.
“In a 42-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson said the law’s requirement that most Americans carry insurance or pay a penalty ‘exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power.’
“The individual mandate ‘would invite unbridled exercise of federal police powers,’ wrote Judge Hudson, of the Eastern District of Virginia. ‘At its core, this dispute is not simply about regulating the business of insuranceâ€”or crafting a scheme of universal health insurance coverageâ€”it’s about an individual’s right to choose to participate.'”
If this ruling stands, it would undermine the Health Reform bill that was passed earlier this year. Read the rest here.