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Appeals court declares 'individual mandate' unconstitutional

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 in Political

Appeals court declares ‘individual mandate’ unconstitutional August 12, 2011 by Brendon Nafziger, DOTmed News Associate Editor The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta struck down a crucial part of President Obama’s health care reform on Friday, declaring the “individual mandate” unconstitutional, according to reports.The mandate, which many consider critical for the Affordable Care Act, requires everyone to have health insurance by 2014 or face fines.   In a 2-1 decision, the judges ruled that the mandate exceeded the powers granted to the Congress under...

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