U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson struck down the individual mandate of Obama’s health care law today, finding the measure which requires citizens to purchase health care by 2014 to be unconstitutional. This is a big early victory in a long fight which will now move to federal appeals court and will likely be finally decided by the Supreme Court.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who spoke at FreedomWorks’ 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington, has been instrumental in the fight against Obamacare.
“I am gratified we prevailed,” Cuccinelli told CNN. “This won’t be the final round, as this will ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court, but today is a critical milestone in the protection of the Constitution.”
Beyond the judicial process, FreedomWorks has begun its own fight against Obamacare on the legislative front. Dean Clancy, formerly a Senior Health Policy Advisor at the Joint Economic Committee, has joined FreedomWorks as our new Vice-President of Health Care Policy. He has been tasked with our strategy for a repeal and replace of Obamacare in the 112th Congress.
For more information, see the full CNN article here.