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Sat Apr 25, 2015, 03:51 PM

Court rejects Texan’s lawsuit challenging Obama’s health care law

A federal appeals court Friday tossed out a lawsuit, filed by a leading Texas conservative and Republican donor from Houston, that sought to overturn President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law.

Dr. Steven Hotze, founder of the Conservative Republicans of Texas, announced the lawsuit against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during a 2013 news conference at the Texas Capitol while surrounded by almost 30 Republican legislators. The lawsuit became a centerpiece for Hotze’s fundraising efforts for the organization.

A Houston federal district judge, however, ruled in favor of the Obama administration, rejecting Hotze’s argument that the Affordable Care Act violated the Constitution’s origination clause, which requires revenue-raising bills to originate in the U.S. House.

Hotze appealed, leading to Friday’s decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the lower court should not have ruled on Hotze’s lawsuit because he could not show that he had been injured by the law and therefore lacked standing to sue.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/court-rejects-texans-lawsuit-challenging-obamas-he/nk3XQ/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2015, 03:58 PM

1. Texas did not expand Medicare either-- 2,013,025 people without health insurance in TX...


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quetzalcoatl 7 hours ago

I guess it's just not enough to these cruel, heartless monsters that they're killing thousands of Texans every year by denying the Medicaid expansion.


"In Texas, the largest state opting out of Medicaid expansion, 2,013,025 people who would otherwise have been insured will remain uninsured due to the opt-out decision. We estimate that Medicaid expansion in that state would have resulted in 184,192 fewer depression diagnoses, 62,610 fewer individuals suffering catastrophic medical expenditures, and between 1,840 and 3,035 fewer deaths."


http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/01/30/opting-out-of-medicaid-expansion-the-health-and-financial-impacts/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=opting-out-of-medicaid-expansion-the-health-and-financial-impacts

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Sat Apr 25, 2015, 05:55 PM

2. Looking more and more as if

 

the Supreme Court of the United States is going to play the October Surprise Game with a ruling on ACA. October of 2016.

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Sat Apr 25, 2015, 06:03 PM

3. I think "Dr." Hotze is a quack

and I know that he is a jerk.
Go to this site and read the mixed reviews of his practice.
http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Steven_Hotze/reviews

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