CNS News reported today:
“Last Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted a motion by The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) to fast-track an appeal of a decision by a federal district court in February that dismissed its lawsuit against Obamacare.”
The ACLJ argued that Congress does not have the Constitutional power to require Americans to buy health insurance.
The article reported:
“In an interview with CNSNews.com, ACLJ Senior Counsel Ed White explained that Thursday’s ruling allowing for an expedited appeal of Kessler’s ruling will ensure that the Supreme Court will hear the case before Obamacare is completely implemented.”
The ACLJ is also opposing Obamacare because they claim it violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. The article points out:
“White also pointed out that even if the Supreme Court finds Obamacare to be unconstitutional, people of certain faiths would still have a separate lawsuit on religious grounds against the law.
“”For example with our clients who are faith healers, they don’t believe that they need to go to a doctor,” said White. “They don’t believe they need health insurance because whatever happens to them, they rely on God. One of the clients, even if he has a heart attack, his wife is under instructions not to call 911 but to pray. If God wants him to survive that heart attack that’s the way it’s going to be.
“”For someone like him, he’s going to have to spend hundreds of dollars — if not thousands –every year for the rest of his life to buy health insurance which he doesn’t need. He now is being penalized by the government hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars by the government simply because he is exercising his religious faith.””
The thing to keep in mind about Obamacare is that it starts collecting money now, but does not seriously get into providing benefits and controlling healthcare services until after the 2012 elections (we all know that fact is an incredible coincidence!). It needs to be stopped as quickly as possible before it can become entrenched into American healthcare. Obamacare will impact the number of new hospitals and new doctors in a negative way. That is one of many reasons why it needs to be stopped quickly.