Obama healthcare lawsuit should go forward judge rules
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson has said he will block the Justice Department’s attempts to get rid of a lawsuit to overturn President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law. The lawsuit was submitted by Florida and 19 other states.
Vinson wrote in his ruling that “I am only saying that plaintiffs have at least stated plausible claim that the line has been crossed.”
Those opposed to the $2.5 trillion healthcare law say that it violates the Constitution by requiring what they see as unlawful taxes, and by forcing Americans to buy healthcare coverage.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum sees the judge’s ruling as “a victory for the states, small businesses and the American people.”
The ruling is seen by many as another blow to Obama’s floundering agenda, although the White House says it expects to ultimately win. Already smarting from what some have declared as a failed stimulus package, many want to declare his healthcare law dead on arrival.
In light of recent revelations about Obamacare’s consequences; rumors of prescriptions for aspirin and other currently over-the-counter medications and such, we can only hope that this is the first step in the long process of overturning a monstrous healthcare debacle that could severely hobble America for years.