PENSACOLA (CBS4) – The White House has informed U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson that it will appeal the judge’s ruling striking down the health care overhaul.

In a two-page note Tuesday to Vinson, the Justice Department said the Health and Human Services Department and other federal defendants were appealing to the federal appeals court in Atlanta, with court papers and arguments to follow.

In January, U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled against the Obama administration’s health care overhaul on grounds that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring nearly all Americans to carry health insurance.

Vinson ruled last week that states must continue implementing the law while the case makes its way through the courts.

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Comments (2)
  1. The Sage says:

    What you really meant to say is that the judge ruled that the Obama administration had 7 days to appeal or the States could ignore the law. You see, the judge ruled the law unconstitutional and the Obama Administration was trying to buy time by not appealing. Thus, the judge forced Obama’s hand.

    It would be nice if one could see unbiased reporting rather than revisionist babble from left wing reporters.

    1. Huh? says:

      And who are YOU to interpret what the Obama administration was doing or not doing? And oh, don’t tell us. you are unbiased…lol.

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