(CJS Forum – Zachary Gappa) – The future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA – a.k.a. “Obamacare”) is more in question than ever after Friday’s ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The divided court ruled that the individual mandate is unconstitutional (The individual mandate is a part of the PPACA that forces citizens to purchase health insurance or pay a hefty penalty). Since another appellate court (the 6th Circuit) ruled in favor of Obamacare, the matter will surely be taken up by the Supreme Court next year. At this point, the greatest hope for overturning or significantly changing this federal overreach lies in the hands of the nine justices who make up our Supreme Court.