Skip to comments.Five States Win $839 Million Obamacare Lawsuit
Posted on 08/24/2018 1:10:57 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a five-state coalition that on Thursday won an $839 million judgment against the federal government in an Obamacare lawsuit, a massive blow to the Obama administrations namesake legislation.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA, better known as Obamacare) requires medical providers to pay a Health Insurance Provider Fee (HIPF). Even though the ACA exempts states from paying that fee when providing health care, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the Obama era created a regulation requiring states to pay the fee anyway, a fee that is styled as a tax on the states.
Paxton sued in federal court, joined by Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, and Louisiana. The five states lawsuit argues that this tax/fee is illegal under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) because the ACA clearly exempts states from this payment and also that even if the statute did allow it, such taxes would violate the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution when imposed on sovereign states.
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The ‘geniusness’ of the evil Justice Roberts?
The price of a Coast Guard cutter.
Once the tax portion of Obama Care was removed, the rest is of no value.
Roberts provided the means to eliminate the guts of the law
Except it is impossible for remove Obamacare at this point.
And we have the push for “Medicare for All” even as I type.
Hate tax cut, love obxxxcare. Okee dookee then.
“The Affordable Care Act (ACA, better known as Obamacare) requires medical providers to pay a Health Insurance Provider Fee (HIPF).”
Only in the warped mind of a liberal would the deranged idea that taxing a medical provider would make health care more affordable.
He could have done that on day one, just saying no.
He invented that tax out of nowhere. The Leftist pushing the Obamacare Act stated emphatically they did not see this as a tax.
So what did Roberts do? He said it was a tax, and thus we had Obamacare.
What a jackass!
More Trump triumph, more Obolo loss (of a pathetic legacy).
The 0bama Administation left no law unviolated.
(sorry for my grammar)
Texas, Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, and Louisiana, ACA illegal under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and violates the Tenth Amendment. Thanks Sir Napsalot.
How could the ObamaCare penalty NOT be a tax if it is administered by the IRS?
I think the judge was threatened...it was a stretch to call something that is unconstitutional a tax...I'd like to think his family or himself, that someone of power was threating him.
The MSM dropped it from their news content pretty quickly.
This is HUGE! Fantastic! Winning!
Now...the REST of you states get in line and get your paperwork filed!
Kill This Beast!
Due process died. Endless examples of Obama autocracy......
<><>His administration set records for major, costly regulations that stymie business and reduce your freedoms.
<><> His Clean Power Plan would have dictated to states that they had to get rid of certain laws.
<><> Obama set a record in refusing to release government information requested by citizens........
<><> Colleges and universities were ordered to abandon due process for sexual harassment.
<><> Obama granted legal status to illegal immigrants despite saying some 20 times it would be unconstitutional to do so.
<><> He unilaterally rewrote laws. He refused to enforce others.
<><> Obama skipped the constitutional requirement of a Senate vote on treaties.
<><> An enriched Iran is still pursuing nuclear armament and Middle East hegemony.
<><>The Obama philosophy was to ask for little, to get less and then to declare the United States a winner.
The Halfrican was (and still is) a total con, a narcissist, a Manchurian candidate, a Chauncey Gardner clone, who achieved office secretly plotting to sabotage America....... A total fraud, from birth to present. We still do not know the secret actions he took while in power to undermine the US. One key element of the first -- and hopefully last -- affirmative action President was the Halfrican's cunning con "playing the victim" of slavery, discrimination, and all the other dark forces of injustice that stroked Americans' guilt. And to those of us he knew who would not fall prey to his "victim con".....Obama had another card up his sleeve. He said (with a straight face) that he wanted to be "another Reagan." Right up there with if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Course "shoo-in Hillary" was supposed to sweep Obama's ruination under the rug when she served out his "third term." Unfortunately for the Halfrican con artist, the evidence is all in the hands of the man Obama tried to destroy.
“Obama: It was You.”
The Coach’s Team | 8/5/18 | Mike Gallagher
FR Posted by Oldpuppymax
Mike Gallagher, talk radio personality, compiled and wrote the following essay.
It was you who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner -”I am one of you.”
It was you who on ABC News referenced “My Muslim faith.”
It was you who gave $100 million US tax dollars to re-build foreign mosques.
It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict-”I will stand with the Muslims.”
It was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that, “I am a Muslim.”
It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
It was you who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that US citizens have to pay.
It was you who omitted - “endowed by our Creator “ from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
It was you who mocked the Bible and Christ’s Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Qur’an.
It was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America.
It was you who threw support behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the crater of the World Trade Center.
It was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast.
It was you who hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
It was you who ordered Georgetown and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you agreed to speak.
It was you who NEVER requested mosques you visited to adjust their decor.
It was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
It was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
It was you who said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.
It was you an Illinois Senator who was the ONLY one to speak in favor of infanticide.
It was you, the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House.
It was you who hung photos of Chairman Mao on the White House tree.
It was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
It was you who refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
It is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture.
It was you who submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
It was you who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists.
It was you who profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu—victims of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.
It was you who funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.
It was you who ordered the US Postal Service to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a commemorative stamp.
It was you who directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” British Muslims.
It was you who funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in US grammar schools across our country.
It is you who follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.
It is you who left for Hawaii over the Christmas season to avoid criticism for NOT participating in White House religious events.
It was you who was uncharacteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak.
It was you who remained muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.
It was you who appointed Iranian Valerie Jarrett, a member of the Muslim Sisterhood.
It was you who said this country is not a Christian nation.
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