Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Health Care Law HR34590- #2473 - VIDEO: Ken Cuccinelli: We Have Beaten Back Attack Against Our Rights-The Blaze (2) Another Victory on the Road to Repeal - Heritage Foundation (3) New Poll Indicates 40% of Physicians Will Retire or Find Other Work Under ObamaCare - Hot Air (4) Support for Health Care Repeal Hits Highest Point Since September - Rasmussen


Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General in Virginia: We Have Beaten Back Attack Against Our Rights - A U.S. District judge ruled Monday that the individual mandate included in the Democrats’ landmark health care overhaul was unconstitutional. This was welcome news for Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli who led the charge against the federal statute.

Another Victory on the Road to Repeal - Heritage Foundation - “The unchecked expansion of congressional power to the limits suggested by the Minimum Essential Coverage Provision would invite unbridled exercise of federal police powers. At its core, this dispute is not simply about regulating the business of insurance—or crafting a scheme of universal health insurance coverage—it’s about an individual’s right to choose to participate.” So wrote Judge Henry Hudson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia yesterday in striking down Obamacare’s individual mandate. Specifically, Judge Hudson found that Section 1501 of the act, which forces all Americans to buy government approved health insurance policies, “exceeds the Commerce Clause powers vested in Congress under Article 1.The White House and their leftist allies were quick to try and minimize this body blow to Obamacare, arguing that 14 previous court challenges have been dismissed by the courts. This desperate spin doesn’t even pass the laugh test. The 42-page decision is the first by a federal court this far along the litigation process and the first brought by a state (the case was filed by Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli). And soon Judge Roger Vinson of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida is expected to rule on an even larger challenge to Obamacare brought by 16 state attorneys general, four governors, two private citizens, and the National Federation of Independent Business. Read more.......

New Poll Indicates 40% of Physicians Will Retire or Find Other Work Under ObamaCare - Hot Air - During the ObamaCare debate last summer, Investors Business Daily took a survey of practicing physicians to see whether they were contemplating “going Galt” if ObamaCare passed. Their survey showed that 44% of all doctors would consider retiring or pursuing other lines of work in the new system, but critics widely panned the survey as biased and accused IBD of pushing its agenda through rigged polls. Today, IBD claims vindication in a new survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins for the Physicians Foundation — which largely corroborates the earlier poll: Now a Merritt Hawkins survey of 2,379 doctors for the Physicians Foundation completed in August has vindicated our poll. It found that 40% of doctors said they would “retire, seek a nonclinical job in health care, or seek a job or business unrelated to health care” over the next three years as the overhaul is phased in. Of those who said they planned to retire, 28% are 55 or younger and nearly half (49%) are 60 or younger. Read more.......  Article contributed by Steve Peters.

Support for Heath Care Repeal Hits Highest Point Since September - Rasmussen - Time doesn’t seem to be winning the new national health care law any more friends. Most voters have favored repeal of the law every week since it was passed and support for repeal has now inched up to its highest level since mid-September. Many Americans remain concerned that the law will force them to change their health insurance coverage. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 60% of Likely U.S. Voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care law while 34% are opposed. As has been the case since the law was first passed, those who favor repeal feel more passionately than those who want to keep the law--46% Strongly Favor repeal while just 23% who are Strongly Opposed. Read more.......  Article contributed by Steve Peters.

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