CCHF Files Amicus Brief on Individual Mandate

 

 
 

 

No. 11-398

 

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In The

Supreme Court of the United States

 

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, et al.,

Petitioners,

 

v.

 

STATE OF FLORIDA, et al.,

Respondents.

 

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On Writ Of Certiorari To The

United States Court Of Appeals

For The Eleventh Circuit

 

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ARGUMENT ON BEHALF OF AMICUS CURIAE,

CITIZENS’ COUNCIL FOR HEALTH FREEDOM,

SUPPORTING THE RESPONDENTS,

AND ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM

COVERAGE PROVISION ISSUE

 

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INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE

 

The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom is a private non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Minnesota, with a mission promoting “patient and doctor freedom, medical innovation, and the right of citizens to a confidential patient-doctor relationship.” Our goals include re- duced dependency on government health care pro- grams, and a free and open health care market, a charitable safety net strengthened by tax incentives, and elimination of taxes on health care services.1

 

The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom be- lieves the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, (Public Law 111-148, 124 U. S. Statutes 119 as amended by Public Law 111-152, 124 U. S. Statutes at Large 1029), is so fiscally irresponsible, so intrusive of freedom of choice in medical treatment, so dangerous to the preservation of human privacy in the patient-doctor relationship and in medical records, so fraught with bureaucratic complexity, so expansive in growth of government, so incomprehen- sible in language and length, so destructive of our American health care system, and so manifestly and incurably unconstitutional, that the entire bulwark of this legislation should be legislatively repealed or judicially set aside, and the vital work of health care reform must be commenced anew.

 

In keeping with Rule 37.1 of the United States Supreme Court, the Citizens’ Council appears as amicus curiae by the undersigned, who was admitted to the bar of the Minnesota Supreme Court on Octo- ber 20, 1967 (#3664X), and to the bar of the United States Supreme Court on August 5, 1971. He is in good standing as an officer in both courts.

 

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