At Tuesday’s hearing on Texas v. Azar, pursued by 18 states and two individuals, questions by two judges signaled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) could be in peril. Seven months ago, District Judge Reed O’Connor held all of ACA to be unconstitutional. Since Congress zeroed out the tax penalty for failing to […]
“It is time to mercifully disconnect the legal life support for ACA. Its contrived justification – the taxation power of the United States – can no longer sustain it,” AAPS and CCHF state in their Amicus Brief filed today with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in support of an affirmation […]
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, M.D. As expected, Obama swiftly vetoed the ballyhooed Republican partial repeal of his destructive legacy, the “Affordable” Care Act. The Republicans can say it isn’t their fault—they tried, writes Twila Brase, but in reality the bill was a stunt to appeal to voters. The Republicans […]
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 […]
A stunning victory in a lawsuit brought by the House of Representatives against handouts by the Obama Administration is a welcome dose of relief, states AAPS executive director Jane M. Orient, M.D. “Legal accountability is just what the doctor ordered for the ObamaCare program that is broken, unconstitutional, and being implemented in a manner contrary […]
In a 6-to-3 decision in King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the IRS rule permitting Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) subsidies to flow through federal Exchanges, in clear contradiction to the wording of the statute, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. As noted by Justice Antonin Scalia in a scathing […]
Summary by The Market Institute of Heritage Foundation Issue Brief #4145 The Heritage Foundation recently released Issue Brief #4145 regarding a couple of myths surrounding the Affordable Care Act and the way it is impacting insurance policies. Advocates of the law maintain the protections included in the legislation are necessary to better protect consumers in […]
A new chart circulating the internet shows that the “winners” of Obamacare will be outweighed by the “losers.” Also, there is a good chance that the Affordable Care Act will not reduce the net number of the uninsured by one person (Forbes).
It’s been a horrible year for individual liberty. First, John Roberts re-writes the Obamacare legislation in order to side with the four liberals on the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the individual mandate. Then Mitt Romney, a moderate technocrat, failed to make the case to change course with the electorate, in my view largely because he was unable to effectively challenge Obamacare.
The Supreme Court of the United States today granted certiorari to the challenge to ObamaCare by 26 states. AAPS was the only physicians' group to file an amicus brief before the Supreme Court asking them to grant the Florida v. HHS petition for writ. (Click here to read about the AAPS brief filed last month.) […]