Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Obamacare Employer Mandate to Have Day in Court on October 14

After a year in the legal system, the case against President Barack Obama and his illegal waiver of the employer mandate aside from the will of Congress will finally have its day in court. A three-judge panel in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta Georgia will hear oral arguments on Kawa Orthodontics, LLP v. Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury et al. (No.14-10296).

The lawsuit is about the illegal executive actions surrounding the employer mandate. In July of 2013 after a tweet of President Obama, the Treasury Department issued a memo cancelling the employer mandate, which was set to be implemented on January 1, 2014.

Prior to July 2013, I spent money, time, energy and opportunity cost to make sure that my business was in compliance with the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act. After more than 100 hours of work on this matter, the administration changed the rules under which I thought the law was built upon, causing me financial injury.

While many have tried to take down Obamacare and failed, our case is currently the most serious legal challenge to Obamacare in the federal court system. The employer mandate was recently brought into the national consciousness several months ago when Speaker of the House John Boehner announced that he would look into filing a lawsuit regarding the employer mandate. [more...]

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