Today, November 24, 2015, AAPS along with the Citizens Council on Health Freedom, and individual physicians, filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States asking the court to review the Sissel v. HHS challenge to ObamaCare.
ObamaCare essentially originated in the Senate and Sissel asserts this violates the Origination Clause of the U.S. Constitution. AAPS agrees and concludes:
“Both chambers of Congress and the President condoned a transfer of the House’s origination power from the House to the Senate. … Revisions of that nature and magnitude require a constitutional amendment. Perhaps the 111th Congress and the President found it advantageous to ignore the Origination Clause and to tie the hands of future Congresses and Presidents. This Court lacks that luxury. Granting certiorari is critically needed to prevent the House and the Senate from redistributing their constitutionally assigned powers.”
Since 1943, Amicus Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (“AAPS”) has been dedicated to the highest ethical standards of the Oath of Hippocrates and to preserving the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship. AAPS has filed numerous amicus curiae briefs in noteworthy cases like this one. Amicus Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) exists to protect patient healthcare choices and patient privacy.
Individual physicians joining the brief are: Robert L. Pyles, M.D., Janis Chester, M.D., Mark J. Hauser, M.D., and Graham Spruiell, M.D.
Download the full brief: http://aapsonline.org/judicial/sissel-aaps-cchf-amicus-11-24-2015.pdf