U.S. Appeals Court upholds Obama health care law

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

The ruling is the first by a federal appeals court on the overhaul.

The three judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel delivered a long opinion Wednesday with disagreement on some issues. But it affirmed a Michigan federal judge's earlier ruling that Congress can require Americans to have minimum insurance coverage.

A conservative law center had challenged the provision. It said that it was unconstitutional and that Congress was overstepping its powers.

More than 30 legal challenges have been filed. The case is expected to eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • by Mr Blue State Location: Republicanville on Jun 29, 2011 at 04:01 PM
    Great news!! Maybe one day in the future, average working class people in this nation will have the opportunity to have decent health-care coverage. (just like all the rich folks do now)
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      by Disgusted on Jun 30, 2011 at 09:58 PM in reply to Mr Blue State
      Just like the high quality healthcare in Britain? Is that what your talking about, Mr B.S?
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      by TR on Jul 1, 2011 at 06:18 AM in reply to Mr Blue State
      Typical socialist slime. Always wanting the government to give you something for nothing. Go pay for your health care like the rest of us.
  • by Juan on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:50 AM
    If this law forcing us to buy a product is so good, why did congress and two thousand companies opt out? And why did Obama sell them the right to do so?
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:47 AM
    Submit! I guess all we have to do is see who donates the most to barry's next campaign. That way we can see what product the gooberment will force us to buy next. I predict a carbon tax on breathing.
  • by Disgusted Location: Ritterville on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:47 AM
    Brace yourself for the death panels and the eugenics programs. America was nice while it lasted.
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