Talking Points, AAPS Sues in D.C. to Overturn the Health Care Bill

The Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (“AAPS”) sued on March 26th to invalidate the massive health care bill, which passed the House by only 4 votes on a party-line vote (with 34 Democrats voting against it). Forcing patients to buy insurance that may not even cover the care they need is wrong for patients, physicians, and our nation, and is unconstitutional.

If this health care bill remains law, then it will:

  • Subject physicians to the greater control of insurance company oversight
  • Deter innovation by physicians because insurance companies won’t allow it
  • Impoverish patients by forcing them to pay for expensive insurance they may not use
  • Enrich insurance companies at the expense of patients and physicians
  • Eliminate the growing market of self-paying patients
  • Bankrupt government programs and potentially lead to a government takeover
  • Cause many physicians to stop practicing, leading to shortages and long waiting lines

AAPS welcomes other medical societies to join its lawsuit. This lawsuit declares that:

  • Forcing people to pay money to insurance companies is unconstitutional under the Fifth and Tenth Amendments, the Commerce Clause, and the authority to tax
  • Forcing physicians to buy low-deductible, non-HSA-based insurance for their employees is likewise unconstitutional
  • Forcing patients to participate in Medicare Part A, at the risk of losing their Social Security benefits, is unconstitutional and harms physicians who operate surgery centers outside of Medicare
  • Compelling a full accounting of the insolvency of the Medicare program is necessaryContact AAPS if you are interesting in joining this precedent-setting lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in D.C. The General Counsel for AAPS is Andy Schlafly, and he can be reached at [email protected] or 908-719-8608.
  • 13 thoughts on “Talking Points, AAPS Sues in D.C. to Overturn the Health Care Bill

    1. God I love this group. Let us hope that other Societies join the suit.

    2. I will be praying for your success. I am not a doctor, but have been a patient on several occasions and appreciate all the excellent care I have received from those in the medical profession in the FREE market!!!

      Keep U.S. free!!!!

      God bless you!

    3. You have my support in this case. I especially would like to see the result of paragraph 2(f) if you win (which would order the Defendants to submit an accounting on the solvency of Medicare and Social Security to the court). Perhaps then the Ponzi scheme would be revealed to all.

      Regards,

      Jared Rhoads
      The Lucidicus Project
      Director

    4. Everything this administration does is leading to a government takeover. The healthcare bill is just one of their many horrendous efforts. I completely support your efforts, and pray you win this case.

      Where can I find a layman’s explanation of everything in this disastrous law?

    5. Can you allow about 1.2 million people on the “I bet we can find 1,000,000+ people who disapprove of the health care bill” blog the opportunity to join you in this lawsuit and make it a class action suit? We are itching for the opportunity to be a part of killing this bill and taking back control of our government…if we can, let me know…I’ll get the message out for the petitioners if you’ll give us a place to sign up…you have my e-mail address.
      Thank you for fighting the good fight!

    6. Doctors are not SERFS! Your life belongs to YOU!

      READ AYN RAND–especially her greatest work, ATLAS SHRUGGED–and learn to reject the only weapon the socialists have: the morality of altruism, the doctrine that morality consists of serving others and sacrificing yourself. Freedom requires that the implicit philosophy behind ”life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” be made explicit and defended. Ayn Rand argues that your life belongs to YOU. Accept the enemy’s premise, that your life belongs to others, and you’re lost: government will step in and sacrifice your liberty and your property. That’s why the ”turn to the right” of the Reagan years did not last, and why the Republicans have now become a party of big government; they accepted the enemy’s moral code.

      The Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights has many resources you can use, at http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=media_topic_tea_party.

      Thanks!

      DON’T UNDERMINE YOUR FREEDOM BY SUPPORTING THE SOCIALISTS’ MORAL CODE OF SELF-SACRIFICE! INSTEAD, PROUDLY UPHOLD YOUR RIGHT TO YOUR OWN LIFE!

      Visit http://www.AynRand.org !

      Ayn Rand quotes, from the flyer I pass out at Troy, MI. Tea Parties:

      “Man—every man—is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others. He must exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself. The pursuit of his own rational self-interest and of his own happiness is the highest moral purpose of his life.

      “The ideal political-economic system is laissez-faire capitalism. It is a system where men deal with one another, not as victims and executioners, nor as masters and slaves, but as traders, by free, voluntary exchange to mutual benefit. It is a system where no man may obtain any values from others by resorting to physical force, and no man may initiate the use of physical force against others.”

      Ayn Rand, “Introducing Objectivism”

      “The social system based on and consonant with the altruist morality—with the code of self-sacrifice—is socialism, in all or any of its variants: fascism, Nazism, communism. All of them treat man as a sacrificial animal to be immolated for the benefit of the group, the tribe, the society, the state. Soviet Russia is the ultimate result, the final product, the full, consistent embodiment of the altruist morality in practice; it represents the only way that that morality can ever be practiced.”

      Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

      “For centuries, the battle of morality was fought between those who claimed that your life belongs to God and those who claimed that it belongs to your neighbors—between those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of ghosts in heaven and those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of incompetents on earth. And no one came to say that your life belongs to you and that the good is to live it.”

      Ayn Rand, ATLAS SHRUGGED

      P.S. You doctors deserve a huge THANK YOU from everyone, for your hard work and dedication. You are suffering a terrible injustice. Marxists like Obama view you as serfs. But the fact is, you are among the BEST of mankind, while power-lusting politicians are among the WORST.

    7. This will truly be a test of our Court’s ability to up hold the Constitution. If this fails, you can trash the Constitution.

    8. Count me in. It was Lenin or Marx…can’t remember who said that the Americans will limit their population, and the poor will continue to have large families. There will be few teachers and Physicans, therefore, they will be like the rest of the world.

      It is Socialism at best and Communism at worst. The word, “care,” should be taken OFF of the bill. There was no care writing it and no care to read what was written by the people we elected to represent US, the little people. I do NOT want the government in my health care. I would be one they will knock off first. God help us.

    9. My wife and I are also praying this law is overturned somehow. As far as we are concerned, our leaders are simply erecting one more evil human system; all the while patting themselves on the back for their “righteousness”. (Amazing how easy it is to be charitable with other people’s money.) We are minimalists, only buying insurance when required by law or contract. We believe our money is better spent elsewhere. God entrusts us all with some amount of treasure. We don’t think He wants us spending any of it participating in, and supporting, lifetime collectivist “lotteries” that only pay off when disaster strikes.

      Please note, we don’t judge those who view insurance as a prudent hedge against catastrophe. Indeed, we’d prefer an unhindered market for all types of insurance. One in which our fellow citizens are free to purchase from any company they chose to, and amongst whatever menu of insurance products that company chooses to offer. And one in which people are expected to be capable of understanding, and living with the consequences of, the contracts they sign. In other words, people buying insurance would be treated as something more than low-grade morons, and people running insurance companies and brokerages would be treated as something more than cold-hearted money-lovers.

      Congress could enact legislation to create such a national market. Unlike the rationale used to justify their recent insurance mandate legislation, this would reflect a proper understanding of their power under our Constitution’s commerce clause.

      I expect some see a downside to a truly free insurance market in the fact there would be a lot of job loss. The current bloat in the insurance industry would be eliminated, as well as jobs for State insurance regulators. There would also be major job losses in the various legal, accounting and consulting firms specializing in lobbying for, and navigating through, insurance laws and regulations. There would probably also be some job loss to portions of the various industries which are partly subsidized by insurance, as the money available to perform unnecessary and overpriced work dries up. This loss of jobs would, of course, add to our current high unemployment rate. But any bump should be temporary. There’s plenty of honorable work that needs doing in this world.

      Bill Corish
      Linden, Virginia

    10. I am thankful for the fine doctors that I have. I pray that you are successful in getting the federal government out of the business of controlling the health care that I receive.

    11. I am so proud to have been a member of AAPS for the past 20 years, and proud to be part of the organization that was the first to stand up and bring a lawsuit against Hillary Care. I resigned my membership in the AMA 20 years ago because it was obvious to me that they did not represent my values and they did not represent the way our constitutional republic was supposed to function. I wondered why we were asked to leave our Constitution outside the door when we walked into our medical offices. The AMA has done nothing to win back my trust in the past 20 years, and it appears that nearly 80% of physicians in this country agree with me and are not members of the AMA. The AMA’s current acquiescence to the Obama administration and its trampling on not only the Constitution itself but on any semblance of due process in developing presenting and voting on legislation that seeks to undermine the very fabric and foundations of liberty and freedom, saddens, offends, and sickens me. Once again I stand proudly with the AAPS as this mighty little “David” courageously stands up against a very big and very abusive and powerful governmental “Goliath”! (And if the AMA ever steps in it all, it will only be after we in the AAPS have done the initial difficult and dirty work of standing up to the giant!) Thank you for the opportunity of being a part of a AAPS, and the privilege of supporting your crucial and often unnoticed fight to keep our nation free.
      It’s a true honor to be invited to sing some of my original music celebrating Freedom Family and Faith, as well as the principles motivating the Tea Party movement at the upcoming August 7 Doctors Tea party event in San Diego–it will be my small way of saying thank you for this wonderful organization!
      Rick L. Jackson M.D.
      Battle Ground, Washington

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