Obamacare is a dead duck walking.
Pelosi had to pass the bill in order to know what was in it; Conyers said ‘what’s the point, the lawyers have to interpret it’, and the drafters were too arrogant and power hungry to notice the severance clause was not included. 🙄
A sample wording of a severability clause:
“If any provision or provisions of this agreement shall be held to be invalid, illegal, unenforceable or in conflict with the law of any jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.”
The Florida Federal Judge who ruled Obamacare’s individual mandate unconstitutional effectively killed the entire monstrosity. It matters not that the Senate did not repeal it like the House did, it is dead by federal court order.
No injunction against the decision has been filed while the administration appeals to the Supreme Court, so technically nothing can be done to implement any of its provisions no matter how unrelated to the individual mandate.
But the Obama has announced his intentions to proceed despite the plain meaning of the Court’s ruling on the matter.
Anyone remember Honduras?