First Round To ObamaCare

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)
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A Federal Judge in Michigan has ruled in favor of the administration’s health care act, AKA ObamaCare.  According to an article in the Detroit Free Press by David Ashenfelter and Patricia Anstett the judge:
… upheld key provisions of President Barack Obama’s landmark health reform law.
In a 20-page decision, U.S. District Judge George Steeh refused to issue an injunction to halt preparations for putting federal health reforms into full effect in 2014, a law known as the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in March. Steeh also dismissed the major points of the suit — requiring Americans to buy health insurance and penalizing those who don’t starting in 2014.
This judge is the first one to rule that the administration and congress did not overstep their constitutional authority in passing the legislation, as least to the points addressed in this particular lawsuit.  There are other suits waiting for their opposition to the ObamaCare challenges to wend their way to the  court or courts of jurisdiction:
Nation-wide, several dozen lawsuits have been filed to stop the reforms. Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox and 19 other state attorney generals brought one of the challenges, which is set for oral arguments in Florida Dec. 16, according to Cox spokeswoman Joy Yearout.
The attorney generals’ suit argues that the federal government can’t force people to buy a product merely because they are U.S. citizens. But federal attorneys say Congress can regulate interstate commerce and has imposed laws for more than 200 years requiring men to buy muskets and ammunition, for example.
No doubt, the last decisions in all the cases will be a long-time coming and will outlive some of the folks who might otherwise fall under the requirements of ObamaCare.  You can read the rest of the story at this link.  Don’t forget to read the other provided links at the bottom of the page.