Lawsuit Documents

NewPruitt Ruling

Pruitt Ruling

. . . “An agency’s rule- making power is not ‘the power to make law,’ it is only the ‘power to adopt regulations to carry into effect the will of Congress as expressed by the statute.’' . . .

The court holds that the IRS Rule is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion or otherwise not in accordance with law . . .

 

NewImpending Court Decision Could Dismantle Obamacare


Impending Court Decision Could Dismantle Obamacare


ST. PAUL, Minn.—Another landmark court decision in a case that challenges the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is expected anytime, and the outcome could have far-reaching effects for those receiving Obamacare subsidies for their government health care coverage.

NewHobby Lobby Victory Impacts Health Care

Hobby Lobby Victory Impacts Health Care

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says Supreme Court Decision Restores Freedoms to Some, but More Work to Do

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Hobby Lobby’s U.S. Supreme Court victory this morning is a win for business owners of closely held corporations and shows the limitations of the controversial Obamacare individual mandate.

Settlement Reached in Minnesota Case 
of Baby DNA Stored Without Consent

Settlement Reached in Minnesota Case 
of Baby DNA Stored Without Consent

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The start of 2014 marks a victory for the protection of private genetic data with the settlement of a lawsuit between 21 Minnesota families and the Minnesota Department of Health. The multi-year case argued the illegal and improper storage and use of newborn blood samples and genetic test results obtained under the Newborn Screening Program by the state health department. The ruling is in favor of the 21 plaintiffs, and now the blood samples and test results obtained without consent must be destroyed.

FLORIDA, ET AL., v. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVS., ET AL., NAT’L FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS, ET AL. v. SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HHS, ET AL.

FLORIDA, ET AL., v. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVS., ET AL., NAT’L FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS, ET AL. v. SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HHS, ET AL.

 

BRIEF OF ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, INDIVIDUAL PHYSICIANS and CITIZENS’ COUNCIL FOR HEALTH FREEDOM AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS

SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HHS, ET AL., v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC., ET AL., CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALTIES CORP., ET AL., v. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HHS, ET AL.

SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HHS, ET AL., v. HOBBY LOBBY STORES, INC., ET AL., CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALTIES CORP., ET AL., v. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, SECRETARY OF HHS, ET AL.

BRIEF OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, INC., INDIVIDUAL PHYSICIANS AND CITIZENS␣␣ COUNCIL FOR HEALTH FREEDOM AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PRIVATE PARTIES

MDH Statements About Destroying Baby DNA

Various lawsuit documents in which the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) said they would destroy all or part of the Baby DNA bloodspot cards (specimens) and genetic test results. The MDH press release appears to say that they will destroy all data and DNA they collected before the Supreme Court decision.

LIBERTYUNIVERSITY,ET AL., v. JACOB J. LEW, ET AL.

LIBERTYUNIVERSITY,ET AL., v. JACOB J. LEW, ET AL.

BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, INC., CITIZENS’ COUNCIL FOR HEALTH FREEDOM, JANIS CHESTER, M.D., MARK J. HAUSER, M.D., AND GRAHAM L. SPRUIELL, M.D., IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS

AHA Sues Medicare for Sweeping Denials of Payment

AHA Sues Medicare for Sweeping Denials of Payment

The Complaint: "Plaintiffs the American Hospital Association, Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital, Munson Medical Center, Lancaster GEneral Hospital, and Trinity Health Corporation ("Plaintiffs") bring this action to end an unlawful government practice: The Medicare program has been refusing to pay hospitals for hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of care provided to patients, even though all agree tha tthe care provided was reasonable and medically necessary as the Medicare Act requires. The government's refusal to pay for this care is harming hospitals and patients. More pertinent here, it violates the Medicare Act and is otherwise unlawful. Plaintiffs seek a declaration to that effect as well as monetary and other relief." - AHA, et. al. vs Kathleen Sebelius, HHS, November 1, 2012.

CCHF Files Amicus Brief on Severability Clause

CCHF Files Amicus Brief on Severability Clause

The Court should declare that ACA is unconstitutional in its entirety because severance, in the absence of a severability clause, wreaks havoc on the Constitution’s system of checks and balances and ignores the Separation of Powers doctrine. Such severance provides Congress with less than “ALL” legislative power, imposes a new “reconsideration” mechanism outside of the Presentment Clause, and is beyond the enumerated powers of Article III courts.