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Individual Health Care Mandates Will Be Challenged

The Fund for Personal Liberty has announced that “it will challenge the constitutionality of any government mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insurance, if Congress passes legislation including such a mandate.” This is the same group that has been sponsoring the lawsuit against Medicare challenging the rule that anyone who refuses to accept Part A must sacrifice their Social Security Benefits.

The Fund’s lead counsel Kent Masterson Brown said in a press release, “Any mandate to purchase health insurance is an invalid exercise of the powers granted to Congress by Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States.  The Fund for Personal Liberty was created for the purpose of litigating for individuals’ healthcare liberty and freedom, and it will promptly challenge the constitutionality of any mandate to purchase health insurance.”

And Martha de Forest, executive director of The Fund for Personal Liberty, said, “A one-size-fits-all solution to our health care needs denies us our freedom to individually contract for insurance on terms acceptable to each of us – or, not at all.  To preserve health freedom, we must keep lawmakers and bureaucrats in check by restoring constitutional constraints that prohibit limits on personal liberty.”

SOURCE:
Fund for Personal Liberty

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November 20, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | ,

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