A federal appeals court has ruled that the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. In the meantime, everything else in the law continues to be administered. The appeals court has directed the lower court to look at two issues: Is there any remaining part of the Act that can continue under the Constitution, and do states have the option of rejecting the law. [Collectivists in both major parties are in panic over the threat of losing government control over health care and passionately argue that millions of Americans will lose their health insurance if there are any serious restraints introduced to coverage. What they fail to say is that the American people already have lost their insurance. The fine print in the policies may look and read like insurance, but the reality is that they are a scheme to promise, promise, promise and tax, tax, tax until the system breaks, leaving only the political and financial elite with real health care. The rest will suffer and die prematurely and, in the meantime, live in poverty and slavery.] -GEG
A federal appeals court has found the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate unconstitutional but did not invalidate the entire law, which remains in effect.
The 2-1 decision by the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals likely pushes any Supreme Court action on Obamacare until after the 2020 election but again thrusts the issue of health care into the forefront of the campaign — and extends the uncertainty surrounding the future of the landmark law, long a political target for President Donald Trump and other Republicans.
The challenge was brought by Texas and a coalition of Republican states after a failed 2017 congressional repeal effort, then later joined by the Trump administration — which, in a dramatic reversal from its earlier position, argued the entire law should be thrown out. “Let the courts do their job,” Attorney General William Barr told Congress earlier this year.
The ruling should not affect the millions of Americans who signed up for 2020 coverage on the exchanges in recent weeks. Nearly 3.9 million people had selected policies through December 7, but millions more signed up or were automatically re-enrolled in policies through the end of open enrollment, which finished early Wednesday morning in most states.
Protections for those with preexisting conditions — one of the law’s most popular provisions — remain in effect.
The court case is part of what once was considered a long-shot attempt to gut the Affordable Care Act. But two courts have now sided with the argument that a key part of Obamacare — the individual mandate requiring Americans to purchase health insurance — is no longer constitutional.
“The most straightforward reading applies: the mandate is a command.
Using that meaning, the individual mandate is unconstitutional,” Wednesday’s ruling states.
China’s social credit score system already bans low-ranking people from renting a home, using buses, planes and trains, loans, private schools for their children and engaging in other basic functions of society. The system rewards its prisoners who guard the other prisoners.
The law criminalizes “violent or disorderly riots, obstructing roadways, destroying or toppling monuments, and harassment in public accommodations.” It also prohibits state funding to local governments that defund the police,
Vandals in California targeted a defense witness who testified that Chauvin did not use deadly force and was following police procedure, and threw blood on his house. Many believe the damage was meant to intimidate the jury.
Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder by way of an “eminently dangerous” act, showing a “depraved mind,” and second-degree manslaughter via unreasonable risk. He faces a maximum of 75 years in prison.
GiveSendGo, a Christian crowdfunding site, was hacked and anonymous donors to Kyle Rittenhouse were revealed. Reporter Jason Nguyen attempted to confront a local paramedic in Utah at his home who anonymously gave $10 to the Rittenshouse’s defense fund.
Women have reported reactions to COVID-19 shots that include changes in menstrual periods, painful lumps in armpits, and miscarriage. In a bizarre twist, even unvaccinated women also have complained of heavier periods and miscarriage after being physically close to people who had recently been vaccinated.
Hours after Congresswoman Maxine Waters called for BLM to get ‘more confrontational’, the Minnesota National Guard was targeted in a drive-by shooting. [It s clear that Waters and others like her are hoping to incite warfare in the streets to justify calling for martial law – which will never be lifted.]
Retired Colonel Matt Hepburn, an army infectious disease physician heading up DARPA’s response to the pandemic, said that DARPA has developed a filter to remove the virus from the blood via a dialysis machine, already approved by the FDA, and that it already has been used on 300 patients.
Other bills filed in Kentucky would bar the government from requiring any person to get a vaccine, prohibit employers from requiring a vaccine, ban discrimination against an employee who declines to get a vaccination, and prohibit colleges from requiring students to be vaccinated except for students in health care programs.
Following backlash, Orange County scrapped its plans for a vaccine passport program to restrict travel, conferences/meetings, concerts, sports, school and more. Their new plan is for businesses to implement the passports that can discriminate against people’s health status if they reject vaccines, which is illegal.
Concerned parents gathered outside of an Orange County Board of Education meeting to protest mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for students and lowering the age of children who may get the vaccine without parental consent. Parents also objected to constructing vaccine centers on school property.
COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers are now conducting clinical trials on children age 6 months to 12 years old. The children are volunteered by their parents who sign them up for the unethical trials. Maddie, a 12-year old girl suffered severe injuries.
The Department of Justice is prosecuting hundreds of Trump supporters for as little as walking through the Capitol building, but refuses to press charges against, or even identify, the Capitol police officer who shot and killed unarmed 14-year Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt in the Capitol building on Jan 6.
New enhanced video shows that Adam was holding an object police say was a gun, and a firearm was recovered near the body at the scene. Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said that Adam’s right hand tested positive for gunshot residue.
Denmark became the first country to stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine altogether over a potential link to a rare but serious form of blood clot. Many countries in Europe and elsewhere have resumed using the shot. Denmark suspended the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
The other 19 states that allow citizens to bear arms without a government permit are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Last week, Joe Biden announced he was taking executive action on gun control measures that include restrictions on pistol-stabilizing braces, “ghost guns” that can be assembled from kits, the creation of a national ‘red flag’ law and more.
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Four Republican senators, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Shelly Moore Capito, and Rob Portman, broke their promise to repeal Obamacare, leaving the Republicans’ 7-year long promise to repeal it dead on arrival.
ObamaCare’s premiums more than doubled over the past four years and rose by an average of 105% in 2017. He added that insurance companies make $15 billion a year, and the government should stop subsidizing them.
Senator Rand Paul objects to the Republican version of ObamaCare, because federal money will be used to guarantee at least $300 billion for insurance-company profit. He also wants to stop the “refundable tax credit”, which is a subsidy by another name.