Skip to comments.Former Senate GOP leader Frist questions health care lawsuits
Posted on 04/16/2010 11:42:54 PM PDT by legalwatch
Lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the new federal health care law are not likely to succeed, a former U.S. Senate Republican leader said.
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Poster boy for the need to Pink Slip RINO incumbents.
We need more people out there filing more lawsuits against Obamacare
From the article:
“Members of Frist’s family in 1968 founded Hospital Corporation of America, the largest private operator of health care facilities in the nation. Frist sold all of his shares in the Nashville, Tenn.-based company in 2005.”
The Frist family is the specific beneficiary of a section of the law that provides them with near monopoly power in private hospital ownership in their existing markets, of course Frist loves this law.
ObamaCare’s First Victim: Physician-Owned Specialty Hospitals
Forbes ^ | 4/5/2010 | David Whelan
Posted on 4/6/2010 4:00:05 AM by bruinbirdman
Thank God this guy is gone.
Now if only he had the class and common decency to keep his stinking mouth shut.
Where Santo when U need him?
Glad he’s an ex Senator!!!
When is Bush I and II coming out with their support? You know it is coming.
Oh dear, he wants us all to give up and take it up the yingyang from Obowmao. Spoken like a true worthless RINO.
Join the class action law suit against the health Care Law:
We all need to call him up and tell him to shut his pie hole. Most Americans are disgusted with his death care bill.
He’s probably correct. Its very doubtful the USSC will overturn this.
Whether or not a lawsuit can prevail, the bill is unconstitutional. If not, it’s probably time for a Constitutional Convention.
how may this be done without creating a precedent that the fedguv may require all americans to buy one box of kellogg’s corn flakes a week?
Once a worthless sack of Siberian snake snot, always a worthless sack of Siberian snake snot.
RINOS are like lips on a chicken and teats on a bull...worthless.
Hey EX-Senator Frist....quit being abiguous and change your party affiliation to Progressive er, uh, Democrat.
After we take the trash out in November... We must make certain that none of it gets “recycled.”
Frist is another perfect example of corruption.
Filed under *how we got here*.
Manditory purchase of Government Motor death traps will come first.
need to jettison this former senator and doctor out with all the other garbage coming from DC and the democratic state governors. another piece of trash. he wants some exposure, get his name up in lights, so he will say just about anything to have the spotlight on himself
**If not, its probably time for a Constitutional Convention.**
No way will I ever support a Constitutional Convention, unless...We the People chose the Delegates, and due to Conflict of Interest, NO SITTING politician can sit in the Convention. This Congress can not be trusted with such responsibility.
The Constitutional Convention once seated, determines its OWN Rules and agenda. NO WAY would I trust ANY of this bunch to get within 10 miles of the Constitution.
The Frist legacy? Take a health care plan for replacing Medicaid dreamed up by a DEM governor, Gore, and Hillary and sell the exact same program to PARTYBOT Kool Aide drinking Republicans as Medicare reform and man did they drink it by the pitchers full. His legacy? Proving he too could be as bad at the job of Senate Majority Leader as Trent Lott. Not a one of the names mentioned above would I ever consider giving a vote too for any office.
Kissing O’s a$$ in the hopes of an exemption to the ban on doctor owned hospitals?
Kissing O’s a$$ in exchange for some stim dollars for currently doctor owned hospitals?
Seems Frist was absent when TennCare FAILED.
Frist and Freddie kept making sure it stayed alive by securing federal funding for it. As close as Tenncare got to getting shut down was by Bredesen. I don’t like Bredesen but he did stop a majority of the nonsense that was going on and Taxquist let slide. I’d rather see it go back to Medicaid and Medicaids origional intent only though.
It wasn’t long ago that everyone on FR worshiped Frist and wouldn’t allow one word against his position on issues.
He’s probably right. I don’t see this getting overturned in the court although parts of it may, such as the requirement to purchase insurance.
You got that right. I just made a contribution to JD. I just can’t stand these RINO’s. They have no backbone.
“Therefore the US Congress can enact health care legislation because health care meets the definition of interstate commerce and the Congress can regulate by imposing a tax on those who don’t choose to participate by buying health insurance. Additionally, it is within the regulatory power of the congress to establish a government option to health care in order to provide for the general welfare of the citizens under Article II Section 8 of the constitution.”
If your assumption is correct, then the Supreme Court isn’t worth diddly squat and our Constitution isn’t worth the paper it wss written on in the eyes of the Supremes. Our constitutional gov’t is no more. Therefore, revolution may be in order, as we no longer will have a workable Constitution to defend.
“Winning elections by winning the battle of ideas is the way change happens in America. Win elections and change the direction of the country through legislation that is the American way.”
You must have forgotten about 1776. The American Revolution did happen in our country, didn’t it?
You mean Frist—family founders(hospital barrons) of the HCA Corp? I’ll bet you there were plenty of backroom deals made with the big O there.
He even wrote an editorial for US News & World Report supposedly in support of the law too. Never would have known it except for this article, as USNWR is another rag I don’t tend to read anymore.
Do you have any idea what you are talking about?
Be specific. I.E. the word “regulate”.
The word welfare means “well being” in that phrase. And general well being is the precurser to the enumerated powers.
The word “regulate” means to “make regular.”
So in other words..they may not pass a bill that forces an individual to purchase a good to support another.
“Do you have any idea what you are talking about?”
Yap I do...
Just pointing out how I think the USSC will look at this. Not going on my personal view of how they should rule but rather how they are likely to rule based on past precedent and the current makeup of the court.
Exactly! RINO’s make me even more mad than the commies.
.......The plaintiffs — state attorneys general and two governors — claim that the insurance mandate violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress the authority to “regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes.......
In typical kneejerk fashion, FReepers yell RINO and give no further thought to what was actually said. They disregard all of the conservative credentialed disclaimer statements included.
The reason given for the likely failure to repeal is the commerce clause. It seems to be not only reasonable view but actually likely. If the only specific reasons given for repeal are related to interstate commerce, I think repeal is likely.
There are several others questioned and those are likely to cause the offensive law to be repealed in total. The ruling will note that if the commerce clause is to have effect, a law must allow insurers to truly engage in interstate commerce and sell across state lines
You have become sheeple
You have already lost
OK..then it’ll be 5to4 to overturn and rule unconstitutional.
If they dont. Then it brings the question of secession. States will NOT allow this to stand.
The precedents I suspect you would provide wont hold here.
Explain where in the constitution it demands an individual must purchase a good?
“The ruling will note that if the commerce clause is to have effect, a law must allow insurers to truly engage in interstate commerce and sell across state lines”
YES!! A person who gets it!
To MAKE REGULAR! The word “regulate” in the time of the writing of the constitution meant to make regular. It now has been bastardized to add the meaning to “control by government.”
Gosh, Frist began as a heart surgeon. Then he became a Senator. And now he has become a lawyer. A slippery slope, all the way down.
They will argue, successfully in my view, that everyone is free to decide if they want to purchase health insurance or pay the tax... Also I would not be so sure it will be a 5-4 decision....
I guess Dr. Frist forgot his old slogan that “Frist will put YOU First.” TN strikes out again!
So we agree. Then it will be more than 5 to 4 to overturn the bill.
The list of TN disappointments is long: Gore, Sr., Gore, Jr., Brock, Baker, Kefauver, Ellington, Sasser; even Frist and Alexander were not that good. And Fred Thompson left early.
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