Tag: "Obamacare"

Be Not Afraid, Fellow Catholics
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Be Not Afraid, Fellow Catholics

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Like you, I don’t like the Supreme Court’s ruling saying that Obamacare is Constitutional.  But don’t lose heart.  God works in mysterious ways.  In the words of Pope John Paul II, “Be not afraid”. First, the question at hand was not the religious liberty issue embedded in the Kathleen Sebelius’ HHS Mandate requiring Catholics and […]

Supreme Court Upholds Obama Health Care Law
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Supreme Court Upholds Obama Health Care Law

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Kathleen Gilbert contributed to this breaking story. The Supreme Court has ruled the insurance requirement embedded in President Obama’s federal health care law is constitutional in a 5-4 decision Thursday morning. The High Court’s swing vote came from Chief Justice John Roberts, who was appointed by President George W. Bush. He joined the court’s liberal […]

Obamacare: Will Supreme Court Have the Last Word?
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Obamacare: Will Supreme Court Have the Last Word?

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Anticipation is building to a fever pitch in and around the nation’s capital as various types of leaders jockey for position and posture while waiting for that big moment when the Supreme Court reaches a decision on Obamacare. The questions remain: What will be the fallout and what can we expect? There are three scenarios […]

Judicial Activists Undermine the Democratic Process
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Judicial Activists Undermine the Democratic Process

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Last week, President Obama made news when he suggested that it would be “unprecedented” for the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a law passed by a “strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”  His comments were prompted by the less than favorable reaction of the Supreme Court during oral arguments on the constitutionality of his […]

HHS Mandate: Morality and the Common Good
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HHS Mandate: Morality and the Common Good

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It may have been too much to hope that the recent Health and Human Services mandate requiring the provision of contraceptives and other immoral “medical care” could have alerted people to the dangers and errors of a political system built on a classical liberal understanding of freedom as opposed to one built on a Catholic, […]

Obamacare: Will It Withstand Constitutional Scrutiny?
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Obamacare: Will It Withstand Constitutional Scrutiny?

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The U.S. Supreme Court is now poised to review the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare.” The nine Justices will hear oral arguments totaling an unprecedented five-and-a-half hours beginning on March 26, 2012 and concluding on March 28. The usual allocation of time for Supreme Court oral arguments is just 60 […]

Supreme Court Filing: Obamacare Compels Individuals to Pay for Abortion Coverage
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Supreme Court Filing: Obamacare Compels Individuals to Pay for Abortion Coverage

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The individual mandate not only forces individuals into private purchases, it also effectively mandates personal payments for surgical abortion coverage without exemption for individual’s religious or moral objections.  This is the argument presented by seven medical organizations in an amicus brief filed Monday in the U.S. Supreme Court by lead counsel Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF), […]

Christian University Joins Monks in Fight Against Fed's Contraception Mandate
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Christian University Joins Monks in Fight Against Fed’s Contraception Mandate

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Last month, Colorado Christian University (CCU) became the first interdenominational Christian college to challenge in federal court a new “Affordable Care Act” (aka “Obamacare”) mandate for abortifacients (drugs which induce abortions). Colorado Christian joins the monks at Belmont Abbey College pushing back against government intrusion into personal religious convictions that is unprecedented in the health […]

Latest Legal Challenge to Obamacare
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Latest Legal Challenge to Obamacare

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Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit was the first appellate court to reach a decision on whether the Commerce Clause authorizes Congress to force private citizens to purchase healthcare insurance under penalty of federal law. In a divided opinion, the Sixth Circuit held that it did. The case, Thomas More […]

Sixth Circuit’s Obamacare Decision on the Way to the Supreme Court
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Sixth Circuit’s Obamacare Decision on the Way to the Supreme Court

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Yesterday, in a split 2-1 decision, a divided panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of Obamacare in the case of Thomas More Law Center v. Barack Hussein Obama, the first case to challenge the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  The Thomas More Law Center will ask the U.S. Supreme […]

Second Federal Judge Rules Against ‘Obamacare’ in 26-state Lawsuit
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Second Federal Judge Rules Against ‘Obamacare’ in 26-state Lawsuit

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A second federal judge has ruled that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, which subsidizes abortions, is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, a Reagan appointee, ruled that the law violates the Constitution by requiring Americans to purchase health insurance or face a penalty, a provision that is set to begin in 2014. “I […]

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