U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson today ruled in the Eastern District of Virginia that President Obama's signature health care law, Obamacare, was an unconstitutional mandate forcing people to purchase health insurance that they might not want, need or be able to afford.
Following the decision, Congressman Cantor called for the case to move directly to the U.S. Supreme Court so the issue could be resolved immediately.
Congressman Cantor further stated that when Republicans assume control of the House in January they would pass a clean repeal of Obamacare.
Today's ruling is a clear affirmation that President Obama’s health care law is unconstitutional. The efforts of Governor McDonnell and Attorney General Cuccinelli have raised legitimate concerns and ensured the people of the Commonwealth will have their rights protected against this unconstitutional law. Ultimately, we must ensure that no American will be forced by the federal government to purchase health insurance they may not need, want, or be able to afford.