Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Virginia Legislature Outlaws Mandatory Insurance

From the February 12, 2010 New York Times:
Virginia Legislature Passes Ban on Insurance Mandate

The Virginia House of Delegates on Friday passed legislation intended to shield citizens from any federal requirement that they purchase health insurance. The bill goes to the governor for signing.
Assuming the governor signs this bill, it means that any attempt by the federal government to impose mandatory insurance could create a constitutional issue that might ultimately need to be resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court.