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Tag: Obamacare
  • ObamaCare, The NSA, Pizza, and YOU!

    Now that Obamacare has rolled out and with the NSA exposed of its data collection program, can you imagine the state of our healthcare system and privacy when you’re simply ordering a pizza? Not to be an alarmist, but this can of course devolve into something dangerous to our freedoms — just go to your …

  • The Hobby Lobby Decision: Why it’s Important to be educated on the issues

    As I was scrolling through my Twitter and Facebook feeds yesterday and today, I was shocked to see how many of my friends and followers had seemingly become legal experts over night.   It seemed that every single person had an opinion on this week’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby. While I …

  • UW-Madison Making Waves on Campus

    It has been an eventful few months for UW-Madison’s YAL, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!  As Halloween season rolled in, UW-Madison YALers rolled out some scary civil liberty tombstones to show campus just how easily the government has grabbed at our freedoms.  And as our bi-weekly meetings progressed, our discussions became more …

  • Wisconsin Public Television interviews Haley Sinklair of UW-Madison YAL

    The Wisconsin Public Television station put together a segment on the Affordable Care Act in an attempt to subtly justify the healthcare insurance mandate. They asked our Communications Director Haley Sinklair to do an interview on her opposition to Obamacare.  While they didn’t include some of her best points about why the ACA is a …

  • Government Shutdown Strategy: When Right Opportunism beats Left Sectarianism

    The game of political negotiation is a labyrinth, a spectacle by which reputations are lost and won…and in some cases gridlocked. Usually, I’m a fan of gridlock, because I’m a fan of winding down the state.  I romanticize about the idea of a permanent government shutdown and the elevation of a free humanity based on …

  • Obamacare’s Gimmicks

    In a curious action, the Obama Administration recently announced that it is waiting until 2015 to enforce the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This requires employers to provide health insurance for employees if they have over 50. This mandate was initially set to be implemented in 2014. The reasons stated for …

  • This Independence Day, celebrate… Obamacare?

    Much to the chagrin of many people with tact, politicians have an uncomfortable tendency to politicize national tragedies and celebrations. The Sandy Hook school shooting became a fight for gun control. The Oklahoma tornado led to discussions on climate change. But the newest politicization of a national event by Nancy Pelosi is quite honestly one …

  • Obamacare: The New Favorite Precedent for Statists

    In the comments section of a 2009 blog post I wrote about the constitutionality of what was being proposed by the Obama administration I stated, “Perhaps one day if this reaches the courts, we could prevent this plan from being implemented. But as with everything, getting a case in the courts can sometimes backfire. The …

  • 11th Circuit Rules Individual Health Insurance Mandate Unconstitutional

    In a good news-bad news scenario for lawyers challenging the individual mandate provision of Obamacare, the 11th circuit court in Atlanta ruled the provision unconstitutional by a 2-1 margain, while the 9th circuit court in San Francisco dismissed the case for lack of standing, even though it agreed to hear the case. In the 11th, …

  • Individual Rights: the Price of the So-Called ‘Affordable Health Care Act’

    While investigating the provisions in the “affordable health care” bill that will inevitably force me, and millions of others like myself who choose not to purchase health insurance, I recently asked a friend who is an Obama supporter about the bill’s details. He referred me to healthcare.gov, which contained much useful and insightful information, including …