Health-care law individual mandate ruled unconstitutional by 11th Circuit appeals court

A three-judge panel of the federal appeals court based in Atlanta on Friday ruled the health-care overhaul laws individual mandate is unconstitutional, in one of the largest legal challenges to the Obama administrations signature achievement.

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“This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives,” the panel majority wrote in the 304-page decision.

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