What now?

According to Health News Florida, that’s the lingering question after Monday’s ruling by a federal judge that found the national health care reform law unconstitutional:

“That’s what we’re looking at right now,” Attorney General Pam Bondi said [Tuesday] morning.

Gov. Rick Scott, an adamant opponent of the law, said the state is not “going to spend a lot of time and money implementing” the law until it knows what will happen with the court challenges. Legal experts say it will take about 18 months for the case to get to the Supreme Court.

That’s apparently too long for Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., who according to The Hill has filed a resolution calling on the high court to hear the case sooner:

“Why don’t we express our intent to have an expedited review by the Supreme Court?” Nelson said in the Senate Wednesday.

He said the passage of his bill “might prevent people from arguing back and forth for the next several years and everybody that’s going to be affected would have an answer.”

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