None of these court cases matter much till it makes it to the Supreme Court, and that's likely to take a couple years.
Because all things are not created equal.
So, once again, get the popcorn ready. This is going to be good.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 12-13-10 at 03:58 PM.
When is a loss not really so bad?
Excerpted from Is the Hudson ruling good news for health reform? By Ezra Klein, The Washington Post, Posted at 1:36 PM ET, 12/13/2010, with my added emphasis
[W]hy are health reformers so unexpectedly pleased?
There are two reasons
Hudson ruled against the government, but he didn't stop it (you can read the full opinion here). He refused the plaintiff's request for an injunction against the legislation's continued implementation. The construction of the bill's infrastructure will continue. And second, he refused to overrule anything but the individual mandate itself.
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Judge Who Ruled Health Care Reform Unconstitutional Owns Piece of GOP Consulting Firm | TPM LiveWire
Henry E. Hudson, the federal judge in Virginia who just ruled health care reform unconstitutional, owns between $15,000 and $50,000 in a GOP political consulting firm that worked against health care reform. You don't say!
As the Huffington Post and others first noted last July, Hudson's annual financial disclosures show that he owns a sizable chunk of Campaign Solutions, Inc., a Republican consulting firm that worked this election cycle for John Boehner, Michele Bachmann, John McCain, and a whole host of other GOP candidates who've placed the purported unconstitutionality of health care reform at the center of their political platforms. Since 2003, according to the disclosures, Hudson has earned between $32,000 and $108,000 in dividends from his shares in the firm (federal rules only require judges to report ranges of income).
obama's view of universal coverage---buy it yourself---has been perverse from the get go
in the spring the show me's of missouri (who very famously are remarkably representative of the nation as a whole) voted SEVENTY ONE to TWENTY NINE to outlaw this mendacious mandate
Prop C passes overwhelmingly
on november 2, tsunami tuesday, voters in arizona (by a plurality of 11) and oklahoma (by 28) joined the overwhelming majority of show me's
Oklahoma Health Care Freedom Amendment, State Question 756 (2010) - Ballotpedia
georgia, idaho, louisiana and virginia have passed laws at the state level striking down the mandate inside their borders
Health insurance mandate on ballot in 3 states - Health - Health care - msnbc.com
ag in florida bill mccollum on behalf of TWENTY of his fellows is challenging the requirement that states take on these additional TWELVE MILLION medicaid members WITH NO FEDERAL FUNDING
the point---legalities aside, these poison pills in the president's plan are prodigiously unpopular
ie, should john boehner and mitch mcconnell take em on, they will only continue to profit politically
just like the 1099's requirement, which the gop saved this morning for the 112th, ie, the BOEHNER CONGRESS
Republicans say nix to Democrats' health law fix - Sarah Kliff and Jennifer Haberkorn - POLITICO.com
why do so many providers keep trying to ESCAPE?
More Health Waivers | Jamie Dupree Washington Insider
is obamacare a gulag, or something?
why does hhs sebelius keep LETTING EM GO?
is she scared folks WON'T be able to KEEP THEIR PLANS IF THEY LIKE EM?
what's she gonna say to the next 222 applicant's?
how are the states to PAY FOR the 12 million new enrollees?
Governors balk over what healthcare bill will cost states - The Boston Globe
ask bill richardson, christine gregoire, brain schweitzer, jim ritter and tennessee's phil bredesen, all dems
Dem Governor: Obamacare a ‘Stunning Disappointment’ - By Daniel Foster - The Corner - National Review Online
why has er traffic actually INCREASED in massachusetts, despite all the pretty promises of this particular payfor?
ER visits, costs in Mass. climb - The Boston Globe
what are patients in the health care ghetto, medicaid, sposed to do when their doctors REFUSE to treat em?
the point---them's an awful lot of political plums for the reprobates to go picking
and where's your NEW OBAMA gonna stand in his NEW CENTER?
you couldn't see this coming?
Last edited by The Prof; 12-13-10 at 05:01 PM.
The above came from some one who repeatedly told us "Health Care reform is dead. Bank on it".
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