Federal Judge Rules Health Care Reform Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Florida has ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — the federal health care reform that was signed into law in March — is unconstitutional, largely because it forces all Americans to purchase insurance or face penalties. 

“Today’s ruling represents a victory in the ongoing effort to end federal intrusion into the lives of every American through this one-size-fits-all approach to health care reform," Gov. Rick Perry said in a statement. 

Texas is one of 25 states that joined Florida in challenging the measure, known in less affectionate circles as "Obamacare." Texas Attorney General Greg ...

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