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Court tosses key parts of health-care reform bill – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs

August 12, 2011

Court tosses key parts of health-care reform bill

Court tosses key parts of health-care reform bill

ATLANTA (CNN) – A federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled key parts of the sweeping health care reform bill passed last year to be unconstitutional.

“The individual mandate exceeds Congress’s enumerated commerce power and is unconstitutional,” the court ruled. “This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives.

Court tosses key parts of health-care reform bill – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs.

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