SPOTLIGHT: Federal judge rules reform unconstitutional

A federal judge in Florida has ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, likely setting the stage for an eventual hearing by the Supreme Court, reports the New York Times. Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola ruled that the entire reform bill was "inextricably bound" to the requirement to purchase insurance, which he deemed unconstitutional. The Obama Administration appears to be taking the ruling in stride, with a senior White House official declaring "this is not the last word by any means," and that the rollout of reform would continue. Article

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