U.S. Citizens Association files lawsuit seeking overturn of Health Care Law

May 14th, 2010 - 12:37 am ICT by BNO News  

AKRON, OHIO (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Citizens Association announced Thursday that they have filed a lawsuit in federal court to repeal the Health Care Bill signed into law in March.

The association is an Ohio-based conservative organization with over 23,000 members, and they have assembled a team of Constitutional litigators to launch a lawsuit against the Obama administration’s health insurance reform legislation, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. Citizens Association has brought the case to Federal District Court in Akron, Ohio, claiming that the Health Care Bill violates protections afforded by the Bill of Rights to Americans.

The association believes that the First Amendment guarantees their members the right to “not associate” with anybody they choose not to, including health insurers and their agents, and that under several amendments of the Constitution their members have a right to privacy that will be lost when they are forced to divulge confidential medical information, possibly including data derived from blood, urine and DNA samples, physical examinations, listing past or current illnesses, diseases and daily medications as applicants for mandated health insurance coverage.

In addition, the new bill will be funding health insurance through tax dollars, but members of the association believe that this violates their personal liberty right to choose to buy or not buy a product, which in this case is health insurance. Furthermore, they consider that the new law provides for a tax penalty not authorized by the Constitution, which is an illegal direct excise tax on a non-activity. It is not, they claim, a tax on property or income and as an excise tax it was not apportioned according to the Constitution.

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