U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson of Virginia has ruled on the individual mandate forcing individuals to purchase insurance products from a private (insurance) company. The mandate to purchase insurance "exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power" by violating the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, he stated.
More court battles remain in play, endangering the survival of the entire bill. As the lame duck Congress prepares to recess for the holidays, health care remains in the forefront.
Indeed, the government-centered health reforms called ObamaCare were front and center only a month ago--second in importance only to the overall economy--as voters enacted their sweeping reprimand to Congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama. At the same time, two states passed ballot measures to directly block the bill's mandates.