THIGPEN COMMENTS ON HEALTH CARE RULING
Forest Thigpen, president of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, issued the following statement on the ruling in federal court striking down the �individual mandate� contained in the health care reform legislation enacted last year:
The ruling also declared that the individual mandate is not severable from the rest of the law, and therefore, the entire law is unconstitutional. However, he did not issue an injunction calling an immediate halt to its implementation, recognizing that the Supreme Court will ultimately have to rule. Four federal courts have now ruled on the law�s constitutionality. Two have said it is not, and two have said that it is.
Mississippi is a party to the case that was ruled on today. Gov. Haley Barbour signed on with 25 other states, two private citizens, and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
To read the ruling, click here.
Mississippi Center for Public Policy's mission is to advance the ideals of limited government, free markets, and strong traditional families by influencing public policy, informing the media, and equipping the public with information and perspective to help them understand and defend their liberty.
Mississippi Center for Public Policy's vision is for Mississippi to be a place where entrepreneurs are free to pursue their dreams, parents are free to direct the education and upbringing of their children, government functions according to the principles that enhance freedom, and all Mississippians are free from dependence on government for their daily needs.