Appeals court to take up constitutionality of Obamacare

Appeals court to take up constitutionality of Obamacare

The fate of Obamacare will be argued before a panel of judges in a federal appeals court in New Orleans. Tuesday’s arguments are the latest in a lawsuit filed by Republican officials in 18 states. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will take up a ruling by a federal judge in Texas last year that the entire ACA was unconstitutional.

ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing
ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing 8 months

I’m down for fewer taxes, and I shouldn’t be fined for not purchasing something for myself.

Hannibal 8 months

It was NEVER constitutional. The government argued that it was permitted under the commerce clause and EXPLICITLY stated it wasn't a tax. SCOTUS rejected that argument because it would mean the commerce clause gives Congress virtually unlimited powers. But they proceeded to rubber stamp it anyway.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 8 months

How is obamacare constituional? I didn't have health insurance and on top of the fine I got they took away my federal income return which could of paid for it and I still would had 300 or so left over. But I have no federal tax return and im in debt to the IRS. Thanks Obama.

Evil Smoo
Evil Smoo 8 months

Universal health care is the Right Thing To Do. But some people dont want other people to have health insurance. Two reasons are wait times at doctors, and money. Most everything else is just rationalization. It all boils down to greed for doctor time and greed for money.

Turn N Burn
Turn N Burn 8 months

I just finished paying off all of my Obamacare fines to the government last month! very very very happy to have this evil "act" behind us.

axel johns
axel johns 8 months

lol you yanks are so far behind, most of the western world has universal healthcare. it's nice, it's something worth spending on, unlike a lot of shit governments spend money on.

Jesse McCree
Jesse McCree 8 months

God, I can't believe I once supported this mandate about a decade ago. I must have been high. Good thing I got out of that rabbit hole before I ended up looking like those... those... who the fuck are those people that wear black, red and white like the Gestapo while acting like fascists? Is it Antifa?

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 8 months

Wait, I’ve seen this one!

Tad Wimmer
Tad Wimmer 8 months

Rights, in this context, are what we, through our representative government, decide they are. There are reasonable arguments on either side of this question. There are also legitimate counter-arguments. It comes down to whether one believes that, as humans, we are individually responsible for the greater good of the community and it's less well-off members or whether we are only responsible for our own profits.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 8 months

it never was.

Lover 8 months

The ACA is a barrier to gainful employment. Employers are choosing to hire for only majority part-time positions to avoid the obscene costs of the ACA.

AW1990 8 months

maybe they can do the same with California's proposed illegal alien healthcare fine while they are at it...

BlunderingFool 8 months

So when are you guys gonna get rid of the health insurance scam?

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