ObamaCare celebrates its one-year anniversary on Wednesday, March 23. Believe it or not, it’s been one year since President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. This act, together with its younger sibling, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (who turns the big 1 on March 30), are the duo known collectively as ObamaCare.
The Florida State Senate on March 16 achieved a significant milestone on behalf of those who oppose the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (a.k.a. ObamaCare) as unconstitutional, draconian, and an infringement on states' rights. The Senate quickly passed a proposed amendment to the Florida state Constitution known as the "Health Care Freedom Act." If the amendment is also passed by the House, it would be placed on the ballot next year, and if it is then approved by a three-fifths majority, it would become part of the Florida Constitution. The amendment would allow any person or employer to opt out of the ObamaCare mandates for purchasing or providing healthcare coverage.
As if there weren’t already enough reasons to hope Newt Gingrich never becomes President, here comes another one: He says that he has no regrets about having supported the Medicare prescription drug benefit even though that program now presents the federal government with a $7.2 trillion unfunded liability.
Some older gentlemen have been achieving a better love life courtesy of American taxpayers.
A report from the inspector general of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, which administers Medicare, has divulged that Medicare erroneously has paid at least $3.1 million to cover erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis.
In a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on March 14, the Obama administration argued that the court should deny a request to bypass the appeals process and hear directly a case involving the constitutionality of ObamaCare.