End the Mandate: legislative efforts to end ObamaCare

Forcing every American to obtain a congressionally-approved health insurance plan is not just unconstitutional; it is a violation of the basic freedom to make our own decisions regarding how best to meet the health care need of ourselves and our families.   At both the state and federal levels, energetic citizens are working on innovative legislative solutions to repeal and invalidate the PPACA and restore our individual liberty.  In this podcast, Matt Hawes, VP of Programs at the Campaign for Liberty, updates Michael Ostrolenk about on going efforts including the End the Mandate Act, state nullification, and push back against the patient privacy intrusions. Listen to learn about what’s happening and how you can help.  In addition, click here to read the 2-sentence End the Mandate Act  and ask your Congressman to support it.  The bill, introduced as H.R. 4995 last year, will be reintroduced this year.

Update on Constitutional challenges to the ObamaCare individual mandate

There are over 20 active lawsuits, including one filed by AAPS, challenging the PPACA. In this podcast, Michael Ostrolenk speaks with Constitutional scholar and best selling author Ken Klukowski about what’s next in the Florida and Virginia Constitutional challenges against the individual mandate to purchase government approved health insurance.  They also discuss the inevitable U.S. Supreme Court review of ObamaCare and implications of the acts lack of a severability clause. In addition to authoring an amicus brief quoted in the Florida decision of Judge Roger Vinson, Mr. Klukowski wrote briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme court in two recent 2nd Amendment cases, D.C. vs. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago.  Michael and Mr. Klukowski touch briefly on future court action to further strengthen individuals’ rights to keep and bear arms. See more of Mr. Klukowski’s writings at Townhall.com.

Transpartisan Opposition to ObamaCare

Michael Ostrolenk speaks with progressive blogger Jane Hamsher of www.FireDogLake.com about the opposition from across the political spectrum to the so called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. One of the main components of PPACA these groups object to is the mandate forcing individuals to buy health insurance from private coroporations – health insurance that they may not want and may not cover care they will need. In this short conversation Michael and Ms. Hamsher look at the resasons, some similar some not, folks from all political points of view dislike this provision.  They also discuss the implications that the unpopular new health care law has for the upcoming elections.