Nearly one year ago, on Christmas Eve, health care reform overcame Senate roadblocks and headed toward final enactment by the Congress, with the President’s signature coming in March.

This week, one of the many legal challenges to this new law was successful, with a federal district court judge in Virginia ruling that the individual mandate is unconstitutional.  But, importantly, he didn’t block implementation of the other provisions of the Affordable Care Act.   And other attempts to block the law have failed thus far.  (Here’s a listing of the many legal challenges.)