Appeals court strikes down health overhaul requirement that most Americans must buy insurance

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    Aug 12, 2011 8:19 PM GMT
    Antlanta --- A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.

    Government attorneys can----and likely will ----ask the full 11th Circuit to review the panel's ruling. They also can Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which many legal observers expect to have the final say on the issue.

    The states and other critics argued the law violates people's rights, while the Justice Dept. countered that the legislative branch was exercising a "quintessential" power.

    This was taken from the Washington Post

    The requirement that all Americans must carry health Insurance was originally a Republican idea, for the benefit of the Insurance industry, and Obama chose to take that road too, also to help out his donors. Republicans of course saw an opportunity to attack in spite of the hypocrisy and frankly I believe the Supreme court may very well rule agains Obama.

    Obama should have gone with the public option which would have been voluntary and would have saved all the way around because of its being non profit, but he went with 'compromising' with repubs, and bringing things around in his healthcare plan that would have been a gold mine to the INS industry. and its come back to bite him in the ass.

    What do you think, will the Supreme court end up ruling against the unpopular INS mandate ? Personally I don't like the Idea of being told I have to have the Governments health INS either, It should have been a Public Option.
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    Aug 13, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    I agree with both parts of this ruling. Not surprised by it. The mandate — and let's remember from whom they got the idea — was a terrible idea in every way.

    And I agree that they should have pushed for the public option.