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Government appeals judge's health care ruling

...core requirement to make virtually all citizens buy health insurance or face tax penalties is constitutional because...exceeded its authority by requiring that all citizens buy health insurance or face tax penalties. U.S. District Judge Roger...
Small businesses still figuring out Affordable Care Act Still, Bourland said her office is fielding questions from many individuals who aren't quite ready to buy health insurance and want to know their options. Bourland said her office will soon be reaching out to local small business owners...
Our new Affordable Care Act - hold on

...employees to part-time if they cannot afford to provide medical insurance.2. Americans should not be forced to buy health insurance. I think any American is crazy to not want insurance but what happened to our freedom? With the ACA Americans...
Medicaid changes stop state from double-dipping for funds

FAIRBANKS - Federal changes in programs that buy health insurance for low-income Alaskans have ended the state's heretofore legal method of double dipping into federal Medicaid funds. The...
Parnell: Enacting health care may violate oath joined by 26 states, including Alaska. A major point of contention is a provision requiring citizens to buy health insurance. Parnell told reporters that he took an oath to support and defend the constitutions of the United States and...
Obamacare and the risk of 'positive rights'

...constrained by any limits at all. At issue is the personal mandate, the part of the law that says everyone must buy health insurance or pay a penalty. The implications were aptly captured by U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson, ruling in Virginia...
Wrong veggie chosen to fight health law

...the broccoli question sprouted as conservative reductio ad absurdum: If the federal government could force us to buy health insurance, why couldn't it make us buy broccoli?Inexplicable hostility to broccoli has a history in Republican politics...
Outside editorial: Health care law moves closert to Supreme Court

...decide, most likely not for at least another year, is only whether Congress can require all Americans to either buy health insurance or pay a penalty. That won't be a verdict on whether other aspects of the law are wise or popular or will be...
State senator praises health care law

...provisions of the law after a federal judge in Florida struck it down as unconstitutional. Alaska joined 25 other states in suing over the law, objecting particularly to a provision requiring citizens to buy health insurance or face penalties.
Regional News
NFIB right to challenge health care law best. The government is grasping at straws as they contend that Congress has authority to mandate Americans buy health insurance due to their power to regulate interstate commerce. This tactic is not as fool-proof as the government once...


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