READ: Texas judge’s ruling striking down ObamaCare

A federal judge in Texas on Friday struck down the Affordable Care Act, casting new uncertainty on the fate of the law just one day before the deadline to sign up for coverage for next year.

{mosads}U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional, and that because the mandate cannot be separated from the rest of the law, the rest of the law is also invalid.

The ruling is certain to be appealed, and legal experts in both parties have said they ultimately expect the challenge to the health law will not succeed. ObamaCare will remain in effect while the case is appealed.

Read the judge’s ruling below.


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