When you are drafting a contract or just about any legal document that could be challenged, it is customary to put in what is called a "severability clause." This magic clause says that if any part of the contract or document are found to be legally inoperable, then those parts that remain will still be in force. It is one of the first things that a law student learns in contract law.
Guess who must not have gone to law school?
That's right, the folks that brought you the monumental health care bill apparently didn't bother with that saving clause. This is truly stupefying, and explainable only in that they were in such a rush to get it through after the Scott Brown election, that they didn't do their homework.
The Democrat Party has long been advancing the idea that passing ObamaCare would be the same benefit to them as Social Security and Medicare. It is instead becoming a laughing stock of legislation, proof positive that government is inept at the least and incompetent the more likely explanation.