Conservatives won a major victory in Georgia when they argued before a three judge federal appeals panel against mandating health insurance coverage for all Americans.
by Charlie Leck
A federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled, in a 2-1 vote, that the provision in the Obama health care plan that mandates that all Americans must obtain health insurance is unconstitutional. You’ll remember that an appeals court in Cincinnati upheld the provision in a separate case just this past June. [You can read this story about it in the Washington Post!]
This new decision sets up an argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on the matter.
I’m placing my bets that the highest bench will uphold the Atlanta ruling by a 5-4 vote and that will give conservative Republicans a monumental victory on this matter.
The dream – my dream – of true national health care for the United States is still a long, long way off. It will come and become a reality in America, but it just won’t happen in my life time. Eventually, however, America will realize how out-of-step it is with the rest of the developed world.
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