Government Appeals Judge's Health Care Ruling

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Obama administration has appealed a judge's ruling that found the federal overhaul of the health care system unconstitutional.

The Justice Department filed a 62-page motion Friday to the 11th
Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta that said there's clear and
well-established precedent that Congress acted within its authority
in adopting the overhaul.

It said Congress made "detailed findings establishing a foundation" for exercising the authority.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in January ruled against the Obama administration's health care overhaul.

He ruled that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring nearly all Americans to carry health insurance.

He ordered states to continue implementing the law while the case works through the courts.

The ruling came in a challenge to the law by 26 of the 50 states.

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