March 29, 2017

Challenge To Health Care Moves Forward

While there are dozens of lawsuits from states to strike down the recently passed health care law, the first substantive ruling comes from Virginia in Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II v. Kathleen Sebelius. The Obama Administration filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson, who George W. Bush appointed in 2002, rejected the motion.  Hudson ruled the law raises constitutional issues – paving the way for an October 18th court date for the next proceedings.

Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II argued Congress overstepped its authority of the Commerce Clause with the requirement of individuals to buy a private product and participate in interstate commerce, but the Obama Administration replies that “health care is a different type of product because everyone will eventually use it.”

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