Florida Health Care Ruling Expected Monday

The fourth federal judge to rule on President Obama’s health care law is expected to issue his decision from Florida Monday.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling will decide the biggest of the many court challenges to Obama’s hallmark accomplishment, which now has 26 state attorneys general backing the suit.

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act specifically target two key aspects of the law. First, that the “individual mandate,” which requires every American have health insurance (or suffer a tax penalty) exceeds the constitutional powers of Congress and violates the Commerce Clause. Secondly, that forcing the states to expand their Medicaid programs unconstitutionally infringes on states’ rights.

So far, it’s 2-1 in favor of the president and the last Congress. A U.S. District Judge in Michigan and another in Lynchburg, Virginia heard essentially the same arguments and ruled that the law does pass constitutional muster. A U.S. District Judge in Richmond, Virginia ruled it does not, and is unconstitutional.

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