Federal Court Rules Affordable Care Act as Unconstitutional
BATON ROUGE, LA — Judge Reed O’Connor of the United States District
Court for the Northern Distrct of Texas tonight declared the Affordable Care
Act (ACA) unconstitutional.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who joined the 20-state challenge of
the ACA in February, issued the following statement on the court's
"Tonight, a federal court ruled the Affordable Care
Act (also known as Obamacare) is unconstitutional. Since day one, this case has
always been about the Constitution and federal overreach. Patients should come
first in health care - not a bureaucracy in Washington, DC. Should this ruling
hold, I look forward to continue working with the Louisiana Legislature in
supporting efforts to ensure those with pre-existing conditions can obtain
coverage. I remain committed to working with our State leaders to find
Constitutionally sound, state-based solutions to this issue."