not in system - AOL News
(Dec. 13) -- Today, U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled that the "individual mandate" to purchase health insurance -- the centerpiece of the new health care reform law -- is unconstitutional. Judge Hudson is the first judge to make that determination -- to date, rulings on two similar suits have gone the other way.
Curiously, though, individual mandates compelling the purchase of health insurance have been around for decades. For foreign students studying in the U.S., individual mandates are old news.
Other Views on the Ruling
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Donna Trussell - Politics Daily
There's a chill in the air, and I'm reminded of an experience I never really had.
Like nearly every woman my age, I saw the 1970 film "Love Story," set in a place that, compared to my blue-collar suburb in Dallas, looked magical. Houses had two stories, a street ends at an ocean, leaves turned crimson, and snow covered everything. Plus, you could fall in love with a handsome man with a Roman numeral name. Oliver Barrett IV was Old Money. In my neighborhood, there was no Old Money. Or New Money either, for that matter.
The 1969 movie "The Sterile Cuckoo," filmed at Hamilton College in New...
Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
LONDON -- In the aftermath of the Christmas Day bombing attempt, our nation is once again grappling with how best to protect itself against terrorist attacks. So far, the U.S. government has been directing its resources towards things like airport security and strengthening the government in Yemen, a new hotbed for al-Qaeda. But it's worth asking whether we'd be better served by focusing on what goes on inside universities....