Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Give a man a fish, or he will destroy the only existing vial of antidote.
the american electorate on tsunami tuesday sent the party of no to dc and the state capitols in record numbers for a purpose
Florida Judge Orders Obama Administration to Expedite Health Care Appeal
“This is not the last word by any means,” a White House official told reporters in a background briefing. “We are quite confident it won’t stand.”
Judge Vinson is the second federal judge to declare a key portion of the Obama health-care reform law unconstitutional. Two other federal judges have upheld the constitutionality of the law.
White House vows to implement health care reform, despite judge
The judge declined to immediately enjoin, or suspend, the law pending appeals, a process that could last two years. But he wrote that the federal government should adhere to his declaratory judgment as the functional equivalent of an injunction. That left confusion about how the ruling might be interpreted in the 26 states that are parties to the legal challenge.
The Justice Department, which represents the Obama administration in the litigation, said it was exploring options to clarify the uncertainty, including requesting a stay of the decision, either from Judge Vinson or from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
"Obviously this case will be appealed ... and so implementation would proceed apace ... This is not the last word by any means," the official said.
Judge strikes down healthcare reform law | Reuters
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
the doj says...
meanwhile, here on earth:
Number of healthcare reform law waivers climbs above 1,000 - The Hill's Healthwatch
why do so many want out?
why does hhs keep letting em go?
here we go again
ME Gets Break in Federal Health Care LawThe federal government Tuesday granted Maine a waiver of a key provision in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, citing the likelihood that enforcement could destabilize the state's market for individual health insurance.
The U.S. Health and Human Services department said in a letter it would waive the requirement that insurers spend 80 cents to 85 cents of every premium dollar on medical care and quality improvement. Instead, the letter said, the state could maintain its 65 percent standard for three years, with the caveat that HHS intends to review the figures after two years.
The decision makes Maine the first state to receive a waiver of the requirement. Similar requests are pending from Kentucky, Nevada and New Hampshire.
In seeking the waiver, Maine Insurance Superintendent Mila Kofman feared that one of three major insurers offering individual plans in Maine would withdraw from the market altogether if the federal requirement remained in place. The insurer, MEGA Life and Health Insurance Co., has 37 percent of the state's individual market.
this time it's the OVERHEAD LIMITATION requirement
the 1000 seiu's and fast food flippers so far freed were EXEMPTED from the YEARLY CAP requirement
why do so many want out?
why does sebelius let em go?
what's she gonna say to the next applicant?
what's wrong with obamacare, why do so many hate it, seek as much distance as possible?
and why doesn't anyone defend it, y'know, ON SUBSTANCE?
oh well, washington knows best
Last edited by The Prof; 03-08-11 at 10:28 PM.
Interesting that even Dirty Harrys state wants out, maybe obamacare is not all it was cracked up to be? Where are all the libs to defend this action?
People don't want a Canadian replica of healthcare.
Have any of you even went to Canada and observed the hospital waiting lines?