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Healthcare Ruled Unconstitutional

As you no doubt have heard, a federal judge in Virginia has ruled the recent healthcare law unConstitutional:
Casting a shadow of doubt over the future of the Affordable Care Act, a federal judge in Virginia ruled this afternoon that a major tenet of the new health reform violates the Constitution.

The decision, from George W. Bush-appointed Judge Henry Hudson, says that the federal government does not have the authority to require Americans to have health insurance. This so-called “individual mandate” is a critical companion to law's requirement that insurers sell coverage to everyone without charging sick people more. The mandate allows insurers to spread risk through the entire population. Without it, health policy experts say many Americans will buy insurance only when they are ill or injured, creating what's known as an insurance “death spiral,” with costs continually rising for everyone.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who spearheaded the case, argued that because the Affordable Care Act did not expressly write the law to make the individual mandate a stand-alone provision, voiding the mandate amounted to voiding the entire law. Judge Henry Hudson rejected this argument and stayed his ruling, meaning implementation of the law will continue while the decision is appealed by the Obama Administration.
...and now, the #tcot community is declaring victory while the #p2 folks are crying in their beers.

BUT WAIT, Stephen Taylor sees things more rationally:
This isn’t going to be settled until the Supreme Court weighs in. As such, while such rulings are of interest, no one should celebrate/mourn at this point.
Indeed.