Archive for the ‘healthcare reform’ Category

On July 1, 2012, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D., Calif. appeared on “Meet the Press,” where she promised that “everybody will have lower rates, better quality care and better access” as a result of the Affordable Care Act a.k.a. Obamacare.

Nancy Pelosi: ‘I Don’t Remember Saying that Everybody in the Country Would Have a Lower Premium’

Cato Institute director of health policy studies Michael F. Cannon discusses the IRS’s attempt to enforce key provisions of ObamaCare without statutory authority.

via ObamaCare Exchanges and the IRS (Michael F.Cannon at the House Oversight Committee) – YouTube.

 

via "A Principled Prescription for America's Health: The Perspective of a Doctor-Turned-Lawmaker" – YouTube.

Doctor turned congresscritter discusses healthcare at Hillsdale College.

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If we keep giving the government more and more power to protect us from corporations, who then will protect us from the government?

Internet sensation Remy explains how pizza can tell us a lot about health care mandates.

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An admission that Obamacare is a step to a Government run (Single-payer) Healthcare system

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*Update: U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that because the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional, the entire law “must be declared void.” Judge Vinson cites this Reason.tv video on page 47 of his decision.

The Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power to “regulate commerce . . . among the several States,” and for more than 100 years federal lawmakers invoked it for a very narrow purpose—to prevent states from imposing trade barriers on each other. But today members of Congress act as if it gives them the authority to do just about anything—including forcing you to eat your vegetables.

During her Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Elena Kagan seemed to accept that the Commerce Clause could, in theory, give Congress the power to dictate what Americans eat. And what about ObamaCare’s “individual mandate,” which forces Americans to purchase health insurance? ObamaCare opponents are lining up to challenge its constitutionality, but supporters say it’s justified—you guessed it—under the Commerce Clause.

How did a clause intended as a restriction on states wind up giving Congress a green light to regulate noncommercial, local, and purely private behavior? How will ObamaCare stand up against the legal challenges brought by the states? Legal titans John Eastman (Chapman University Law Professor) and Erwin Chemerinsky (Founding Dean, University of California, Irvine School of Law) slug it out to to determine whether or not Congress has been abusing the commerce clause.