Federal Judge Rules Health Care Law Unconstitutional: Do You Agree or Disagree?

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ByABC News
January 31, 2011, 8:36 AM

Feb. 1, 2011 -- For the second time, a federal judge has struck down key elements of President Obama's health care law, ruling aspects of it unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson said Monday that the federal government cannot require Americans to buy health insurance, siding with the 26 states that are fighting the law.

The Justice Department said it would appeal the ruling.

In December, a federal judge in Virginia issued a similar ruling, although two other federal judges had previously upheld the law. Many expect the constitutionality of the health care law will eventually reach the Supreme Court.

As President Obama's law faces court challengest, it remains at the center of a heated public debate. In January, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to repeal the health care law. While the vote was seen as a mostly symbolic gesture, House leaders promise to do everything they can to challenge funding for implementing aspects of the law.

Our question to you today: Do you think the health care law is unconstitutional?

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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