BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

U.S. federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

U.S. federal judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional
@ Copyright :
MIKE BLAKE(Reuters)
Text size Aa Aa

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday that the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states that a change in tax law last year eliminating a penalty for not having health insurance invalidates the entire Obamacare law.

O'Connor's decision is likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.