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June 4, 2012 - Up or Down on ObamaCare:  Texas Attorneys to Hear Live Debate

David Rivkin and Harvard Law Prof to Face Off June 15

Washington D.C. – As the U.S. awaits the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), the various factions pro and con continue to line up and weigh in on both whether and how the controversial law will stand.  David Rivkin, who led the 26-state case against the U.S. government in Florida’s 11th District Court (whose judge, Roger Vinson, ruled in the plaintiffs’ favor, will meet Harvard Law professor Einer Elhauge, author of amicus briefs that assert the legality of the individual mandate.  The debate is scheduled for 9:00 am, on Friday, June 15, at the Texas Bar Association’s Annual Conference in Houston.

For more information on the debate and the conference, visit http://www.texasbar.com. For more information about David Rivkin, visit http://www.davidrivkin.com.

May 7, 2012 – “The Healthcare Law and You” – Demystified A source forwards this copy of a 20-page Obama Administration PowerPoint presentation, circulated by the Department of Health and Human Services to allies. The aim: Making the unpopular law more politically saleable. Read the whole thing here.

March 26, 2012 – *This Just In* The SCOTUS will release same day audio of the ObamaCare Oral Arguments. First MP3 will be available at 1 p.m. EST today here: http://www.supremecourt.gov/

March 26, 2012 – *Breaking* Supreme Court Hearings on ObamaCare March 26 – 28.  – Follow @ObamaCare411 on Twitter for the latest!

March 23, 2012 – Liberty and ObamaCare - Few legal cases in the modern era are as consequential, or as defining, as the challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that the Supreme Court hears beginning Monday. The powers that the Obama Administration is claiming change the structure of the American government as it has existed for 225 years. Thus has the health-care law provoked an unprecedented and unnecessary constitutional showdown that endangers individual liberty.

It is a remarkable moment. The High Court has scheduled the longest oral arguments in nearly a half-century: five and a half hours, spread over three days. Yet Democrats, the liberal legal establishment and the press corps spent most of 2010 and 2011 deriding the government of limited and enumerated powers of Article I as a quaint artifact of the 18th century. Now even President Obama and his staff seem to grasp their constitutional gamble. (Wall Street Journal) More > …

January 13, 2012 – Archive: But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it” Watch the trailer that started it all! (YouTube) More > …

Happy Birthday ObamaCare!

January 10, 2012 - Night of the living dead  You’ve heard of Christmas in July, but Halloween in January?  In case you missed, Friday was a big day for those following the Obamacare litigation, as the first briefs arrived at the Supreme Court clerk’s office… (National Review Online) More > ….

October 5, 2011  - Think you heard the last of ObamaCare?

Ed Meese and David Rivkin to lead ObamaCare panel at Heritage Foundation

Published October 4, 2011

By Staff
(OfficialWire)

Former White House lawyer and leading conservative commentator, David Rivkin, was the first to outline the constitutional challenge to ObamaCare that will soon go before the Supreme Court.

ObamaCare, officially called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, marks the first time in history that the federal government has required every person to purchase a commercial product or service.

As part of its “Preserve the Constitution” series, the Heritage Foundation is presenting an expert panel, headlined by David Rivkin, to discuss the case on Nov. 3 at Lehrman Auditorium in D.C. from noon to 1 p.m.

Other speakers include: Todd Gaziano, director of the Center for Legal & Judicial Studies; Michael Carvin, partner at Jones Day and lawyer for the National Federation of Independent Business; and Andrew Grossman, a visiting fellow and moderator with the Heritage Foundation.

The panel will be hosted by Edwin Meese III, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy and Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

Among the questions that will be discussed: Is there any limit to what Congress can require? Does the Commerce Clause, which some argue has already been stretched beyond recognition, grant Congress the power to force citizens to purchase broccoli? What do the text of the Constitution and Supreme Court precedent suggest? When is the Supreme Court likely to review the case? Will the Supreme Court strike down the individual mandate, but leave the rest of ObamaCare standing?

David Rivkin is highly regarded for his award-winning legal writing in major publications such as The Wall Street Journal. Most recently, he was awarded the prestigious 2011 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for his writing in The Washington Post.

For more information on how to attend or watch online, visit: http://www.heritage.org/Events/2011/11/Is-ObamaCare-Constitutional

David Rivkin’s ObamaCare articles, such as The Wall Street Journal’s “Is government health care unconstitutional?”, and other writings can be found at www.DavidRivkin.com.

Source: http://officialwire.com/main.php?action=posted_news&rid=254247

How it affects you

In How It Affects You, ObamaCare on 06/2012 at 8:00 AM

March 26, 2012 - We didn’t forget! Engage with us on Facebook and tell us how you really feel about ObamaCare. More > …

ObamaCare, we didn't forget!

January 12, 2012 - Don’t show me the money! More insanity from Obamaville (ObamaCare411.com) More > …

Oklahoma!

May 5, 2011 - Your kids’ health will depend on Electronic health records “The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling electronic health records (EHRs) and other information technology “essential” to success of the medical home model of providing quality healthcare management for children.” (InformationWeek) More . . .

May 3, 2011 - Susidies won’t keep up with premiums An interesting break down showing why the law’s shift of premium costs to individuals “may be difficult to sustain,” CBO director Doug Elmendorf recently testified. (Investors.com) More > . . .

April 28, 2011 - CBO says repealing ObamaCare grants would save $14 billion You heard right. The Congressional Budget Office also said eliminating the planned grants would also mean fewer people enrolling in ObamaCare.  (The Hill.com) More> . . .

April 26, 2011 – ObamaCare annual check-up? Doesn’t look good Being overweight is a personal matter, but being burdened by big government is a national problem. (New American) More > . . .

April 25, 2011 – Must read: How Health Reform Punishes Work “This new entitlement—which the chief actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimates will cost more than $100 billion per year once it is fully implemented—will damage the country’s long-term fiscal outlook. It also will introduce far-reaching negative effects on rewards to work and bizarre new inequities into American life.” (Wall Street Journal) More > . . .

April 20, 2011 – ObamaCare Preview: The great Romneycare giveaway.  It’s probably not how Mitt Romney envisioned it, but the former Massachusetts governor’s signature health-care law is turning out to be a gigantic freebie for illegal immigrants.  (Sunshine News) More > . . .

April 19, 2011 – States turning down ObamaCare money Three cheers for Oklahoma and New Hampshire for sticking to their guns.  (Wall Street Journal)   More > . . .

April 15, 2011 – Sen. Cornyn: Ryan’s health plan “exactly like ObamaCare.”  According to Sen.  John Cornyn (R-TX), Ryan’s plan would replace ObamaCare with another government subsidized system – so what’s the point? Is there just a lot of Red vs. Blue politics taking place here? (Talking Points Memo) More > …

April 14, 2011 – ObamaCare: The great American deathtrap!! While the HHS may never be this forthcoming in describing what is really going on inside of the health care law, people are comparing ObamaCare with Paul Ryan’s Medicare proposals and discovering something: Ryan’s proposals make sense, Obama’s …. don’t. (NY Post) More > …

Op-Ed: We want a divorce! At the one-year anniversary of ObamaCare, states need to stand up and reject big government (ObamaCare411) More > …

Trending video: Oh-no-Bama didn’t! Two women in a McDonalds discover the truth to President Obama and the HHS’ agenda on their “new Medicare benefits” package under ObamaCare. Fail. (YouTube) More > …

An important message from Medicare

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April 6, 2011 - Inside Paul Ryan’s “Mediscare” plan No need to read the whole article, instead just read the bold headers. Rep. Ryan’s plan includes reducing the size of federal government, making Medicare voluntary, repealing ObamaCare (sort of, kind of, not really) and yes, raising the Medicare retirement age. What more do you want? (Time.com) More > …

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Politics watch

In ObamaCare, Politics Watch on 03/2012 at 12:00 AM

March 26, 2012 – Let The Supremes have their cake, and maybe eat it too  David Rivkin, lead counsel who represented the 26 states alongside Florida challenging the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, explains what is ahead for the Justices in the ObamaCare Hearings and what the Justices are expected to say. (Fox News) More > …

Jan. 13, 2012 - Don’t expect a TKO! Obama Administration boxing in Scalia on ObamaCare  David Rivkin, an outside counsel for the plaintiffs in the health reform case, told National Review he’s “very comfortable” that Scalia will seize upon this distinction to strike down the mandate. (Talking Points Memo) More > …

Welcome To Obamaville!

See the absurd things that happen in the town of Obamaville

May 3, 2011 – U.S. Senator from Arizona pens column on ObamaCare rationing  From text: “the point is, we do not give 15 government bureaucrats the right to ration Americans’ health care.”(Miner) More > …

April 26, 2011 – Boehner Boldly Goes Where No GOP Rep Will Go According to Speaker John Boehner, the House Republican budget, which passed on April 15, “transforms Medicare into a plan that’s very similar to the President’s own healthcare bill.” (TPM) More > …

April 25, 2011 – Rexcuse Me? Kagan stays in for Virginia ruling “With Kagan apparently set to vote in the Supreme Court’s ultimate decision on the Affordable Care Act . . . the chances that the law, or part of it, will be ruled unconstitutional are diminished. Justice Anthony Kennedy likely remains the critical vote, though there has been speculation that a more conservative court member could end up voting to uphold the law.” (Huffington Post) More > …

April 22, 2011 – Obama likes comparing his plan to Social Security and Medicare Line of the week: ObamaCare does have something in common with these two entitlements: Both of them could have worked if they had been less ambitious. (Washington Examiner) More > …

April 21, 2011 – Craftiness of the Otter! Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed an executive order that prohibits Idaho’s government entities from taking federal dollars meant to pay for national healthcare reform in the state. (Fox12 Idaho.com) More > …

April 20, 2011 – Deadline FAIL The Georgia Legislature is trying to set up mandatory health exchanges before a not-yet-determined deadline. (GeorgiaHealthNews.com) More > …

April 18, 2011 – Peace out 1099 tax reporting This couldn’t had come at a better time, ObamaCare’s new small business tax reporting requirement—the so-called 1099 provision—is no more, making it the first part of the law to be repealed. (Reason.com) More > …

April 15, 2011 – Are you rrrrrready to rrrrrumble?! Now that the budget has passed the House, the real fight can begin. (Wall Street Journal) More > …

April 14, 2011 – Deep thoughts with Philip Klein Writing for the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein mused on the 12-year window the Obama Administration is using to calculate the levels of ObamaCare spending and how much money it will supposedly save taxpayers. According to Klein, this finagling of the numbers may be potent ammo for those disputing ObamaCare’s supposed benefits. More > …

April 12, 2011 – RyanCare and ObamaCare’s common double standard “It’s really peculiar to come along and say you want to repeal the Affordable Care Act exchanges but create exchanges for the elderly,” Brookings health care expert Hank Aaron tells Ezra Klein in this interview on Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.” (The Atlantic) More > …

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