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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Constitutionality of Obamacare Mandate

CINCINNATI (AP) — In the first ruling by a federal appeals court on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, a panel in Cincinnati handed the administration a victory Wednesday by agreeing that the government can require a minimum amount of insurance for Americans.

A Republican-appointed judge joined with a Democratic appointee for the 2-1 majority in another milestone for Obama’s hotly debated signature domestic initiative — the first time a Republican federal court appointee has affirmed the merits of the law.

The White House and Justice Department hailed the panel’s affirmation of an earlier ruling by a federal court in Michigan; opponents of the law said challenges will continue to the U.S. Supreme Court.


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They upheld a Michgan court ruling

Now let's see if the FL ruling stands. It is more sweeping and struck the whole act. They may have just agreed to a narrow point that the MI court ruled.

Of course.........what do you expect courts to say

If courts were to rule it unconstitutional, it opens the door to challenge auto insurance!Courts won't do that.

not really

auto insurance is a state mandate not federal. so completely different

They are all nuts.

They are all nuts.

This is horrible news. Does

This is horrible news. Does this mean the Supreme Court might not hear the case?

Not at all. Just as the story

Not at all. Just as the story says, this may continue to the Supreme Court.