1. News Articles
  2. Related News Articles
  3. Comments (1)
News Article Details

U.S. Justice Dept. Appeals Florida Judge's Decision on Heath Care Legislation

Posted on 09 Mar 2011

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Google

The U.S. Justice Department filed an appeal with U.S. District Judge C. Roger Vinson in Pensacola, Florida, to overturn his decision of January 31 striking down President Barack Obama’s health-care reform legislation. Their appeal submission comes two days before a deadline imposed by the judge last week, when he put on hold enforcement of his ruling.

In January, Vinson became the second federal judge to find unconstitutional a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring almost every person in the U.S. to obtain insurance coverage starting in 2014.

“The sooner this issue is finally decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, the better off our entire nation will be,” Vinson said in a March 3 ruling responding to a U.S. request he clarify the scope of his earlier decision.

Obama signed the legislation on March 23, 2010. That same day, lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the measure were filed by the attorneys general of Florida and Virginia.

The Florida case, begun by then-Attorney General Bill McCollum, was joined by 25 other states.



Larry Neilson Mar 9 2011 3:24PM Report Abuse
There are now 33 states that have either nullified the health bill, or they are suing over Obamacare. With 66% opposition lets start over and do something that works. If you have to make exceptions like the one made yesterday for ME, then we need a new plan.
Post a Comment
If you are a Storefront / Tradingfloor user, click here to login.
Note: As a guest user, please fill out the form below to post a comment.
Post your comments here.
Name :
Email Address :
Captcha :
Comments :
Character left : 2000