Federal appeals court backs
Obama's health reform law
BY TRESA BALDAS
DETROIT FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER
A federal appeals court today upheld key provisions of President Barack Obama’s landmark health reform law, ruling that Congress can require Americans to buy health insurance or face penalties.
The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld an earlier decision from a federal judge in Detroit, who found that Congress did not overstep its constitutional authority in requiring most people to buy insurance. That was the argument made by the Thomas More Law Center, an Ann Arbor-based Christian legal center that had challenged the health care reforms along with four plaintiffs.
U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh ruled against the law center and refused to issue an injunction to halt preparations for putting federal health reforms into full effect in 2014.
Federal judges in Washington and Virginia also have upheld Obama’s health care reforms. A Florida judge, though, has ruled against it. Attorneys general from 12 states, including Michigan, are also challenging the health care reforms. The issue is expected to eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
In other words, we are NOT Citizens of the USA, we are subjects, and Obama is the king.
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