11th Circuit Appeals Court Finds Obamacare Unconstitutional …Update: White House Disagrees

An appeals court in Atlanta ruled that Obamacare was unconstitutional and that the government cannot force Americans to buy the democrat’s healthcare insurance plan.
Reuters reported, via Free Republic:

An appeals court ruled on Friday that President Barack Obama’s healthcare law requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional, a blow to the White House.

The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but also ruled that the rest of the wide-ranging law could remain in effect.

The legality of the so-called individual mandate, a cornerstone of the healthcare law, is widely expected to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Obama administration has defended the provision as constitutional.

Here is the opinion.

UPDATE: The Obama White House disagreed with today’s ruling.
The AP reported:

Obama adviser Stephanie Cutter says the White House strongly disagrees with an appeals court ruling Friday that struck down the insurance requirement at the center of a law.

She says the White House is confident that ruling will not stand.

Cutter notes on the White House blog that four other courts, including a different appeals court, has upheld the law.

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  • MAJ Mike

    Somebody send a messenger to the golf course and tell THE WON.

  • rbosque

    America 1
    Marxists 0

  • MVH

    Actually, [d]Ear Leader must be throwing a tantrum and breaking his golf clubs just about now

  • The Tonester

    Next up…The Supremes!

  • Mark1957

    Obozo’s bad week continues, hahahahahahahahaha.

  • Gideon Reed

    I can say with some degree of comfort, that in the last 65 or so years I have NEVER responded well towards those who attempted to force me to something that I simply did not want to do; no less purchase something, I do not want to purchase.
    I can be a VERY stubborn bugger, though.

  • flyoverland

    Obamacare downgraded by court.

  • mamagriz68

    I just want to know how they can declare the individual mandate unconstitutional and say the rest is still in effect when the mandate is not severable from the rest of the law? If one part is unconstitutional, the whole thing is.

  • Stephana

    Hey, the judge panel was mostly appointed by libtard demonrats, so they lose that argument also!

  • Conservative Ken

    I worry about the Supreme Court Decision.

  • kay

    too bad we’ve started implementing the tentacles of the other 99% of this stupid law.

  • befuddled

    The government can’t tell me to shut up and eat my peas. Notify her majesty,the big caboose, and her husband– he will either be on the beach or the golf course laser focused on jobs.

    Liberalism isn’t dead. I only kicked him in the balls.

  • forest

    “Conservative Ken commented:

    I worry about the Supreme Court Decision.”

    Me too, but going in on the winning end helps. A Democrat appointee even voted the right way this time. And this case brought by the 26 states is apparently the strongest one going. I don’t see how a fairly reasonable judge like Kennedy could rule that Congress has full command economy powers under the Commerce Clause, but I’ve been surprised before.

  • befuddled

    The liberal judges are scared that it could just as easily swing the other way. The commerce clause could be used to make it mandatory for everyone to carry a gun, a bible,and the constitution. That’s the real horror.

  • http://israelsurvivalupdates.wordpress.com Kenny Solomon

    Pray for the continued health, safety and security of the 4 sane and 1 semi-sane SCOTUS Justices — If any retire or ‘has an accident’……

    Kenny Solomon
    Israel Survival Updates
    The American Survival Guide


    soon to be over turned in 3…….2…….1……

    wait until some liberal POS judge rules on it then it will all be back to where it was…only way this will ever done away with is repub/tea president and the entire house and senate…all repubs/tea will get it thrown out then we can smash that big gavel right on nazi pelosi’s face

  • Patty

    Sounds like the Constitution of the U. S. wins one. Now, this whole thing needs to be repealed.

    The cost are astronomical and there will be more pain than healthful gains in this pretentious Obama care. Somehow the word care he is dishing out these days seems to be making Americans sick.

    The man is so pretentious and it seems he signed something that will end up biting him.

    But not to worry he has the best Health care money can offer.

  • Molon Labe

    My dog knows more about the Constitution than at least four of the judges, and probably five of the creatures sitting in this court. Every time they make a decision I imagine them throwing darts at a decision board rather than any wisdom or research.

    We are ruled by five people of uncertain intelligence, questionable character, and dubvious judgement.

  • RedBeard

    Since the entire disaster of Obamacare hinges on the individual mandate, this decision is hugely important.

  • We Read the bill, Nanzi

    Luxury Vacation reading, the 2 weeks the American people won’t mind, while the country burns.