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Florida judge strikes down Obama health care overhaul

 


Fla. judge strikes down Obama health care overhaul

MELISSA NELSON, Associated Press

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A federal judge declared the Obama administration's health care overhaul unconstitutional Monday, siding with 26 states that argued people cannot be required to buy health insurance.

Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson agreed with the states that the new law violates people's rights by forcing them to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalties. He went a step further than a previous ruling against the law, declaring the entire thing unconstitutional if the insurance requirement...



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