Florida Governor Rick Scott said on Monday that a federal judge's ruling has confirmed many assumptions about the illegality of last year's landmark healthcare law.
In making his ruling, the judge has confirmed what many of us knew from the start; ObamaCare is an unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement on the liberty of the American people, he said in a statement.
The case was brought forward by Attorneys General from 26 U.S. states, including Florida, against the United States Department of Health and other federal agencies.
The case is expected to be appealed, eventually to the U.S. Supreme Court. Multiple lawsuits have been filed in relation to the law.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson agreed with the states in a lawsuit which said the law, often called the affordable care act, violated the law by requiring people to buy health insurance by 2014 or face penalty fees.
Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared void, he said.
This case is not about whether the Act is wise or unwise legislation. It is about the role of the federal government, Vinson wrote.