Obamacare violates anti-trust laws, Constitution
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a.k.a. Obamacare, has been forced upon the United States’ citizens, patients, physicians, and surgeons. This universal health insurance law shreds the fibers that are the foundation to the United States’ freedoms. A full repeal of the ACA is required to stop the government’s abuse, and corporate insurers’ infiltration into the private patient-physician relationship, and into the lives of the American people.
On March 23, 2010, President Obama and the Democratic majority in the Senate forced into law the PPACA, but because of how it originated, it is considered a violation of the United States Constitution. The Origination Clause (Article 1, section 7, Clause 1) of the United States Constitution reads as “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.”
This healthcare law is classified as a tax, and it generates revenue, therefore, all tax and revenue generating bills are to originate in the House of Representatives, but the PPACA did not. Rather, it was initiated in the Senate. It was illegally pushed through, and mandated unconstitutionally, without the proper consideration from the United States House of Representatives.
The ACA is a violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890, (15 U.S.C.A. SS 1 et seq.). These laws originated to protect the public from large corporate monopolies in the U.S.
The ACA has caused the restraint of free trade for the independent doctors and surgeons to practice their trade of medicine independently from insurance corporates’ control and monopoly over medicine. Two agencies, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the anti-trust division of the U.S. Department of Justice are responsible for criminal issuance of cease and desist orders against violators. We the People are responsible to uphold the law civically.
The ACA is in violation of the federal anti-trust laws that infringe on the doctors’ and surgeons’ ability to practice their profession of medicine without restraint of trade. It also restricts patients of their rights to have access to physicians and surgeons of their own choice. The ACA has given these insurance corporations the right to practice medicine and surgery, without a medical school education, and without a medical license. ACA does not allow American citizens their rights to keep the doctors and surgeons that they want, rather it directs our citizens to what insurers feel that individuals are entitled to.
I trust that this information will assist all concerned citizens with their endeavors to effectively communicate the importance of the need for a full repeal of the PPACA to Congress. This is the only way to cease the profound destructive process of the corporatization of medicine, and allow the physicians and surgeons to continue to practice independently and freely, in their trade of medicine, and to ensure continued freedoms to all citizens that reside on the United States of America land.
Dr. Gina Reghetti, D.O.