Skip to comments.State considers joining suit against health reform (Alaska)
Posted on 03/22/2010 10:52:50 PM PDT by ASOC
JUNEAU -- Gov. Sean Parnell calls newly passed federal health care legislation unconstitutional and "public policy at its worst." His attorney general is reviewing the measure to determine if the state may join others in suing over the issue, though a Department of Law spokesman cautioned against a rush to judgment.
"For the many Alaskans currently unable to afford insurance, this legislation will do nothing but require that they purchase health insurance," he said. "This bill will increase insurance premiums and do very little to ensure that patients have access to needed health care professionals."
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Sean P - the "Me too" Gov.
No thanks. I would rather have some leadership..... something in short supply these days.
ping a roo
Just do it already.
I hope more states and more people join in this potential lawsuit to get rid of this law.
Well, that would require - leadership, not politicians.
Something Alaska has been pretty short of for some time.
Elections coming up, maybe we’ll get lucky.
I just emailed mine asking her if she going to stand with the constitution or against it concerning the unconstitutional health care.
Being as how I’m in IL I think I already know the answer.
Please see my #5
Well, FWIW, my entire delegation voted against the HC bill.
And so despite all of his faults (or maybe because of them) Don has my vote next go aroud.
- This Bill (Law) is not equally applied to all States (”sweetheart deals”, exemptions), therefore, it violates the Constitution’s “equal protection clause”.
- Not only is there a Federal mandate that citizens must buy health insurance, the Bill requires citizens be FINED if they DON’T buy insurance. Unlike auto insurance where one can choose not to drive and therefore not buy insurance nor be penalized for that, this Bill redefines health care as a right, not a priviledge (as driving is).
- Student loans. The Government has no right to restrict the intent of a bank loan, student or otherwise..
- Although Medicare is an entitlement program, the Gov’t doesn’t REQUIRE citizen’s purchase it, nor penalize them if they don’t.
..Anyone care to add to my list? I’m sure there’s more!
Hope he does the right thing.
You Got It! Bingo!
Told the poll people couldn't wait for Begich recall. Told them tea parties been happening in Ak for years and I didn't even hate the slickster as much as I detest Obama.
Sure wish Palin was still in charge.
Parnell is screwin the dog, and blowin his chances; now that's depressing too. We do need a real leader.
Did you see the rising costs in Denali Kid Care? Now that's what we will see nationwide.
Been down to minus 25 at daybreak last few days; ready for ice out actually.
I live in Alaska, and lately its a liberal civil war brewing up here. The liberals which are mostly in big city Anchorage are crying and repeating Obamas mantra over and over saying what a blessing Obamacre will be for them.
basically Anchorage for its sizable liberal population is calling Parnell an idiot while the rural folks (moi included)are taking a conservative stand. Anchorage outbumbers the whole state including Fairbanks for its population, but Alaska is one heckuva big state.
I honestly wish these IRS agents do approach me and my family with handcuffs when we refuse to be part of the socialized healthcare pogrom.
Its too expensive in air fair o fly somewhere warmer, lodging and food is expensive.
We don’t have enough prison space up here for the hundreds of thousands that will refuse to pay, all I have to do is time it so they haul me off to a warm Arizona prison during our long winter and I could almost live with that.
But here is reality, already i have discussed at my business how to find loopholes in dodging this, all our employees that get hired may have to belong to a church, we have some very good Russian ones up here, and then they can claim amnesty.
We also have other options like just letting the IRS take it from our PFD.
I thought I seen a poll a couple of days ago showing that Parnell was doing quite well. Am I mistaken? One thing is sure, by taking a stand on this health care issue he is making me happy. If he had not done this I would not have supported him, but now I am willing to support him. The concept that Parnell is just following along with this thing to make political points is a bunch of crap. I want as many states fighting this thing as we can get, and I don’t care about who the first states where that got on board. At this point in our history the enemy of our enemy is are friend, and people do not have to support Parnell to support his actions on this health care challenge.
You hated it when Palin was Gov. You're a hard man to please. Frank Murkowski is tan, rested and ready. Call him up.
Either him or Art Chance would be my picks. Alaska deserves only the best.
I did nt much care for sara because of what she did to alaska.
We are stilling paying for some that ‘leadership’.
Mitt has his own brand of stupid.
As a businessman, he was successful - that doesn’t always translate into politics, as so often is the case.
LOng before they haul you away to Arizona (sigh, I love the winters there) they will take everything you own.
If you plan on going up against the man - better sell everything you now own, hide the dough in someones back yard and move to a trailer park in Mt View.
Too right, but there are tons of libs in Squarebanks and Juneau is infested with them.
IS there no place int he US of A that is not surrounded by libs?
SAlmon Id? BUrley ID? Lodgepole MT?
KS just dropped SCHIP (Denali Kids care for them) because they ran out of money. HI dropped theres, no dough.
Seems that when you offer something for free, folks will abuse it to death. Seems subsidized medical - even if you are 400% of the poverty level - is attractive.
For those in Rio Linda, a family of four can collect welfare in Alaska even with an income of 43K/yr (in some cases, slightly higher - up to 48K/yr)
When I first moved to Alaska I was living in a camper shell on a homebuilt trailer with my tools on Gambell next to the Ford dealership. And it was in April of 1992, it was still winter and below zero.
Been there done that.
I made the decision years ago when I bought my 8 acres and home with some foresight, its not in my name. I am mobile, I have resources but I am willing to sacrifice. Will I go to debtors prison?
That depends on my personal desperation when or if my back is against the wall, IRS will not get any of my personal belongings, they may get my lifeless body though but I will prepare to let it be known that I had no intention of giving in, I would die first. Nobody can understand that any more.
I would rather go underground, be silent, join with others fighting this illegal reform act. We will be the mosquitoes of the bush against the larger animal. Alaska is my last stand and I won’t be tread upon.
Other States have already lined up to take the FedGov to the woodshed.
Our “leadership” is waiting to see if they want to “me too” in the upcoming battles.
thanks for reading my posts.
The undergound economy in the US is listed (estimated) at tens of billions a year.
How long before we are more lke Greece then the old US?
If we cannot find the snakes in the field we scare off its food supply.
I don’t understand why you are pooh Poohing this. I don’t care if Alaska is the first to the party. The important thing is that Alaska will probably be attending. I don’t expect our AG to jump blindly into this, he has to be a professional.
A private suit will be filed in any case from here.
It's not unusual for Arkansas government to split like this even though they are all the same party....dems.......
They did it during the Civil war as well.
The bamster will run the table now, with cap and tax or a VAT tax, Open borders, Card Check and more effoprts to take our guns..
We have about 3-4 years before we start the death rattle..
It won't be long before our credit rating goes south and they start printing pesos.
There is only one way to stop this nonsense in the final analysis.
You have to kill it.
Back to Parnell. When he started talking about changing ACES, it seemed back to the same old corruption I have watched for so many years. With Palin, you knew she would lead. I wonder if Parnell has it in him?
Just my opinion, I see all the corruption coming back into play after Palin scared them all off. Parnell is no Palin.
REminds me of that old 60s tune
A bad moon is arising.
Or do as some my firends have done.
Sold everything and moved to Costa Rica. They love it and now need nothing from the US (or so they say).
Thanks - didn’t know that.
I’ll have to do some reasearch. Thanks for the tip.
I’m curious - a professional what? ‘Cause in that statement of yours, you just trashed 14 other AGs.
Make no mistake, Frank M was a Richard of the first order, he could not get his ego thru a double door without a shoe horn and a can of axle grease.
He did get some things done
He cut the number of state employees
He cut welfare
He cut entitlement programs
He pushed development
He signed the carry w/o permit (very popular)
SO ya, Frank was an ass, but he was an effective ass.
And I did not vote for him on his run for a second term, because an effective ass is still an ass and at some point will become intolerable for many things...
Works for me. I guess we’re lucky Parnell has a primary coming up and is still feeling the need to beef up his conservative creds.
What I am saying is that is would be a good idea to read the law that one is going to challenge in court, read into that what you want.