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Texas Leaders Weigh In on Court Ruling Finding Obamacare Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

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A U.S. Court of Appeals has struck down a key portion of the national health care bill.

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Friday affirmed a lower court’s ruling that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional under the Constitution’s Commerce Clause. The rest of the act has been allowed to stand.

Governor Rick Perry issued a statement today on the ruling, saying “This court decision further confirms that Obamacare ignores both the Constitution’s limits on the power of our federal government, and its protections of individual liberties.”

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott weighed in, saying that “Obamacare is closer to an end…This is an important ruling for freedom and limited government.”

“No public policy goal, no matter how important or well-intentioned, can be allowed to trample the protections and rights guaranteed by our Constitution,” Abbott continued.

Texas and 25 other states have challenged the constitutionality of the mandate.

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