Future of Health Care Law Without Individual Mandate Debated

Future of Health Care Law Without Individual Mandate Debated
News from RedOrbit:

January 29, 2012

Even if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) mandate requiring U.S. citizens to carry health care coverage is deemed unconstitutional, the remainder of the law can be salvaged, lawyers representing the Obama administration told the Supreme Court on Friday.

Twenty six states and the National Federation of Independent Business have challenged the legality of the PPACA’s individual mandate, which would require Americans to either purchase health insurance by 2014 or pay an annual penalty, according to Reuters reporter James Vicini.

On Friday, though, attorneys representing the President argued that those parties have failed to prove that Congress would have wanted to overturn the entire law if the individual mandate was found to be unconstitutional, Vicini said. In a written brief, they reportedly claimed that all but two provisions of the law can effectively be separated from that portion of the PPACA.

“Many provisions of the act, focused on controlling costs, improving public health and other objectives, have no connection to insurance coverage at all,” Solicitor General Donald Verrilli wrote in that brief, according to Reuters. “And Congress directed that much of the act take effect several years before the minimum coverage provision’s effective date, fur…………… continues on RedOrbit

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Trisomy 18 Without Health Insurance
News from The Nevada View:

Posted on January 29, 2012 by Justin McAffee in Health Care, U.S.

Rick Santorum is canceling Sunday events leading up to the Florida Primary after his daughter, Isabella, has been admitted to the hospital, likely due to complications related to her condition Trisomy 18.  Full public statement here.  Luckily Santorum is adequately covered with Health Insurance.

For the other 50 million Americans without health coverage, Rick Santorum feels that you are just a bunch of lazy bums looking for a handout. Rick says ‘This is capitalism, get a job!’

Santorum describes his daughter as the “

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