Man without health care sues state of MA over $2G fine

Christine McConville The Boston Herald 8/10/2010

Michael Merlina was fed up, frustrated and seemingly out of options when he walked into Middlesex Superior Court last week and plunked down $275 for court fees.

With help from a few clerks, Merlina became his own lawyer and filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority.


IRS chief: Buy health insurance or lose your tax refund

Gautham Nagesh The Daily Caller 04/05/10

Individuals who don’t purchase health insurance may lose their tax refunds according to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. After acknowledging the recently passed health-care bill limits the agency’s options for enforcing the individual mandate, Shulman told reporters that the most likely way to penalize individuals that don’t comply is […]

Virginia Senate bills say no to requiring health insurance

by Rosalind S. Helderman Washington Post February 2, 2010

RICHMOND — Virginia’s Democratic-controlled state Senate passed measures Monday that would make it illegal to require individuals to purchase health insurance, a direct challenge to the party’s efforts in Washington to reform health care.

The bills, a top priority of Virginia’s “tea party” movement, were […]

‘The very basis of the health care reform bill is, at its core, unconstitutional.’

via Bruce Shonka California Tenth Amendment Center 5 Jan 2010

The Tenth Amendment “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Mike Adams edits and has written another excellent counterpoint to National Health Care:


Senate to Business: Think Twice Before Starting a Construction Company

Americans for Prosperity January 5, 2010

The New York Times reported this morning on special provisions placed in the Senate health care bill at the last minute. The bill requires businesses with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance for all of their employees or face significant fines. This applies to all industries except […]

Grassley unsure about healthcare’s constitutionality

By Eric Zimmermann The Hill 11/12/09

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said today he still has questions about the constitutionality of an individual health insurance mandate.

“Whether it’s constitutional or not ought to have the most debate,” he said in a conference call with reporters.

“I’m afraid the way this thing is going that there’s […]