11th Circuit: ObamaCare Unconstitutional

From Fox News:

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that the health care reform law’s requirement that nearly all Americans buy insurance is unconstitutional, a striking blow to the legislation that increases the odds that the Supreme Court will have to review the law.

The suit was brought by 26 states — nearly all led by Republican governors and attorneys general. The Department of Justice is expected to appeal…

Ultimately, the Supreme Court will decide – and I just can’t see how the Court will find the government having the power to force us to engage in commerce.  No matter how you slice it, no one has the right to force me to buy health insurance if I don’t want it…and no argument that I might wind up a public charge changes that because you don’t know if I will.  The best someone can do is write a law which says that if I don’t buy health insurance I will not have any deficiency made up at taxpayer expense.

Real health reform will have to wait, at all events, until we get a Republican President.  ObamaCare was never designed for any other purpose than destroying health insurance and thus forcing everyone to become a serf of the federal government in health care issues.  We do need deep reforms to how health care is delivered to the American people – but to get to the proper mix of free market, private charity and government support is not possible while Democrats are around trying to make it a vehicle to increase their personal power and wealth.

8 thoughts on “11th Circuit: ObamaCare Unconstitutional

  1. arcman46 August 12, 2011 / 8:35 pm

    Obamacare is simply an attempt to sneak “single-payer” in the backdoor. Obama/Pelosi/Reid knew that the American people would never go for single-payer, so they came up with a 2000 page health care law that destroys the private sector, and eventually takes over the entirety of the American healthcare system.

    • Mark Edward Noonan August 12, 2011 / 11:46 pm



  2. js August 12, 2011 / 9:09 pm

    when they return the 1/2 tn to SS…then the national emergency will be over…

    obamacare is an attempt to kill medicare for Srs….by allowing it to default…through the subversion of cash into…obamacare…and the refusal of medical treatment…to Sr’s…

    its not about forcing anyone to buy health insurance…certainly they know that its unamerican….the end game is to kill the biggest govt entitlement program out there…so they dont have to shaft the unions…

    • tiredoflibbs August 12, 2011 / 9:52 pm

      Not only that, but obAMATEURcare will eliminate the Medicare supplemental insurance that was cheaper than AARP’s supplemental plan.

      Hmmmm, who donated and supported and lobbied for obAMATEUR and obAMACARE, AND SOLD OUT THEIR SENIOR MEMBERHIP????

  3. Caveat Emptor, Ect. August 12, 2011 / 10:33 pm

    But, didn’t tommy say the Constitution is more of a suggestion than a real law? Subject to intrepratation and flexable? A living Document written by dead white guys that have no relevence anymore?

    If the Constitution doesn’t mean what it says how can anything be deemed unconstitutional?

    Oh, I know, ObamaCare WAS uncontitutional in 1802, but not anymore. So we’re golden.

    • neocon1 August 13, 2011 / 7:56 am

      yeah, we hate dead white guys, what did they know about anything?
      I mean with the likes of wright, faracan, je$$e, al how could they possibly be wrong??

    • js August 13, 2011 / 2:20 pm

      it dont matter what color you paint shxt…its still shxt…no matter what color it is…

  4. Cluster August 13, 2011 / 10:13 am

    First Wisconsin and now this? It’s been a good week for conservatism.

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