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Health Insurance Mandate Unconstitutional, Shot Down

An appeals court has ruled the individual mandate to purchase health insurance included in President Barack Obama's health care reform law unconstitutional, Reuters reports.

The Atlanta-based 11th Circuit appeals court struck down the decision on Friday.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

"This economic mandate represents a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive health insurance product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that insurance product every month for their entire lives," Judges Joel Dubina and Frank Hull said in a jointly written opinion.

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