ObamaCare, the CLASS Act and the Insurance Mandate

October 17th, 2011

By Dan Miller The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports law (a.k.a. CLASS Act), claiming to provide long term care for us old geezers without burdening the country’s budget, unraveled last week and the Obama Administration put it into suspended animation announcing in a Friday news dump that it would not work financially. President Obama, […]


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ObamaCare Is Likely To Die a Painful Death

October 8th, 2011

By Dan Miller Is the Supreme Court likely to draw and quarter the president’s signature legislation? You betcha. On September 28th, the Obama administration filed a petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court seeking review of the ObamaCare decision rendered by the Eleventh Circuit on August 11th. That decision held the mandatory insurance provisions of […]


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Judge Vinson’s Ruling on the Federal Government’s Motion for “Clarification”

March 4th, 2011

By Dan Miller Much has been written and said about Judge Vinson’s ruling today granting a very limited stay of his earlier declaratory ruling (which he “clarified” to have been the equivalent of an injunction) against further implementation of ObamaCare. I have little to add other than a few quotations from today’s decision; it is […]


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Don’t Want ObamaCare? That Means Obama Can Force You to Have It (UPDATED)

March 4th, 2011

By Dan Miller The tortured logic of Judge Kessler. (UPDATE: “Judge Vinson’s Ruling on the Federal Government’s Motion for ‘Clarification.’” ) Judge Kessler’s February 22nd ObamaCare decision held that a decision not to make a government-mandated purchase in interstate commerce is economic activity and therefore activates the federal government’s authority under the Commerce Clause. This presents […]


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ObamaCare Held Constitutional

February 25th, 2011

By Dan Miller In a sixty-four page decision in Mead v. Holder, Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District Court for the District of Washington, D.C. on February 22nd rejected constitutional objections to the mandatory insurance provisions of ObamaCare, holding them valid exercises of power under the Commerce Clause. Judge Kessler held that a decision […]


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