Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom: Obamacare Ruling Returns Health Freedom to Americans
PAUL, Minn.—On the final day of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) open enrollment period, a federal judge in Texas ruled that Obamacare is unconstitutional, thereby returning a greater possibility for health freedom to American patients and doctors, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF).
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor wrote in his opinion Friday that “(t)he remainder of the ACA is non-severable from the individual mandate, meaning that the Act must be invalidated in whole.” O’Connor is a conservative Republican appointee who previously blocked other Obama-era policies, Fox News reported.
CCHF president and co-founder Twila Brase says Obamacare has been tying the hands of doctors and compromising both care and privacy for patients since its inception in 2010.
“According to the judge, the entire ACA is unconstitutional because the mandate, called ‘essential’ to the law, is no longer in place,” Brase said. “Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom applauds Judge Reed for recognizing that the law is unconstitutional. In fact, the Affordable Care Act has never been compliant with the rule of law under the U.S. Constitution. Enacted by former President Barack Obama and Democrats in a show of brute political force, Obamacare’s deductibles and premiums are still unaffordable for most, many who want insurance are choosing to go uninsured, and 19 new taxes and fees and the ongoing redistribution of wages are hurting the economy.
“We can solve the pre-existing condition problem caused by age, work, or time-limited family, group and employer policies without resorting to socialized medicine,” she added. “This ruling recognizes the constitutional limits of the federal government and is an enormous step back toward health freedom for the American public.”
Brase also tweeted and retweeted often over the weekend, and in one message directly to President Donald Trump, Brase said that “we don’t need another federal law. Health care is not in the purview of the federal government. It’s up to the States and the people themselves. #10th Amendment”
Fox News added that Texas, along with 19 states, “had argued to that they had been hurt by a jump in the amount of people utilizing state-backed insurance. When Congress cut the tax penalty from the program in 2017, the states claimed, it essentially undercut the Supreme Court’s reasoning for finding former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation constitutional in 2012.”
Brase writes extensively Obamacare, electronic health records, patient privacy and much more in her new book, “Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth About Electronic Health Records.”
Learn more about CCHF at www.cchfreedom.org, its Facebook page or its Twitter feed @CCHFreedom. Also view the media page for CCHF here. For more about CCHF’s initiative The Wedge of Health Freedom, visit www.JointheWedge.com, The Wedge Facebook page or follow The Wedge on Twitter @wedgeoffreedom.