A Federal Judge in Florida has struck down the individual mandate. He also declares the bill was "not severable." This voids the entire Obamacare health reform bill. Look for the Obama administration to fast-track this bill to the Supreme Court. President Obama slammed the Supreme Court in last year's SOTU. Now, the people he publicly berated one year ago will decide the fate of his signature legislation. Ironic, isn't it?
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Florida struck down President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare overhaul as unconstitutional on Monday in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law.
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that the reform law's so-called individual mandate went too far in requiring that Americans start buying health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty.
"Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire act must be declared void," he wrote, "This has been a difficult decision to reach and I am aware that it will have indeterminable implications."