Lawsuits Against Obamacare
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Lawsuits Against Obamacare

This law that was shoved down peoples' throats in the dark of night is getting the amount of attention it deserves. It is also getting the kind of attention it deserves. This hastily written law that no one read before voting for it deserves to be destroyed in its present form. Let the light shine so the people can see what their government has stuck to them.

Let's take a look at several cases that will be tried in court in 2014.

Kawa Orthodontics, LLP v. Jack Lew, et al.

This case argues the administration does not have the authority to ignore a law passed by Congress.

Oklahoma v. Sebelius

The objective of this case is to stop the IRS from granting premium subsidies to people who enroll through federal exchanges. Since the Affordable Care Act offers subsidies only "through an exchange established by the states," the suit says consumers in those states that refused to establish exchanges would not be eligible for any subsidies. This would undermine the AFA. The government moved to dismiss the case, and a federal judge denied the motion. Thus it will go to trial.

University of Notre Dame v. Sebelius

The objective of this case is the requirement for healthcare plans to cover birth control violates Catholic teaching. Notre Dame attorneys have written that following such a law "would require that Notre Dame commit scandal, which in Catholic theology is defined as leading by words or example others to engage in wrongdoing."

This suit is in federal court, and is a refiling of an earlier suit that was dismissed on procedural grounds in December 2013.

Sissel v. HHS

This case seeks to throw out the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional, because it is a revenue bill that originated in the Senate instead of the House, as the Constitution requires.

A trial judge dismissed this case. The Pacific Legal Foundation has filed an appeal.

Halbig v. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

The objective is to block the IRS from applying the employer mandate penalty of $2,000 per employee in those states that opted out of setting up exchanges. A federal judge denied a Justice Dept. motion to dismiss in October 2013. A final ruling on this case is expected by February 15, 2014.

Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius

This case argues, in the words of the company's founder, "the right of our family businesses to live out our sincere and deeply held religious convictions as guaranteed by the law and the Constitution." The objective is to reverse the HHS rule that healthcare plans offer contraception and abortion-inducing drugs.

The Supreme Court announced in November 2013 that it would accept a petition to hear the case.


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