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Individual Health Insurance Mandate Ruled Unconstitutional by 11th Circuit Court

A three judge panel at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has declared the individual health insurance ownership mandate in the new healthcare law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), to be unconstitutional.

The panel voted 2-1 to strike down the individual mandate section of PPACA, but it said that the provision could be considered separately from the rest of the act, and that invalidating the individual mandate would not make the entire act invalid.

The members of the panel – Chief Judge Joel Dubina, Judge Frank Hull and Judge Stanley Marcus – were ruling on an appeal of State of Florida et al. vs. United States Department of Health and Human Services et al., (Case Number 3:2010-cv-00091-RV-EMT).

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, a federal judge in Pensacola, Fla., ruled in January that the individual mandate provision is unconstitutional and that the entire act is unconstitutional.

Vinson ruled that the Constitution gives Congress no more authority to make citizens buy a medical insurance than it does to make them buy broccoli, and that, if the individual mandate is struck down, the entire act must be struck down, because PPACA has no clause that calls for preserving the act as a whole if one component is found to be unconstitutional.

The 11th Circuit has agreed with Vinson’s argument about the individual mandate.

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