The health care bill was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. Which is what my second-year law student friend MB insisted all along! She said the mandate was unconstitutional because it didn’t include — the public option! She said a government-provided service was necessary to meet that test.
By the way, because of the way the legislation was written, if one part is ruled unconstitutional, the entire bill will go down if judges decide to do so. Competence!