Thursday, February 13, 2014

These Six Court Cases Could Cripple Obamacare Analysis: Affordable Care Act Faces 100 Pending Lawsuits

Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Evans, February 13, 2014

Around one hundred lawsuits challenging the president’s signature policy achievement are currently making their way through the courts.

Some of these lawsuits challenge very specific parts of the law, while others are challenging the law in its entirety. Here is a list of the six major legal challenges to the law.

1. Legal Taking of Private Property
Hotze v. Sebelius challenges the constitutionality of the employer mandate. The Fifth Amendment prohibits the government from taking private property for public use without “just compensation.” Steve Hotze, a doctor in Texas, is arguing that Obamacare violates this “takings clause” by mandating that his business give money to another business, specifically an insurance company, without any compensation.

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