May 13, 2010

New Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare

The U.S. Citizens Association filed a new challenge to Obamacare in Ohio. In addition to the Commerce Clause and Taxing Power arguments, the group has alleged several other constitutional violations. From the press release:
The U.S. Citizens Association believes that the first ammendment guarantees their members a right to "not associate" with anybody they choose not to, including health insurers and their agents.

The U.S. Citizens Association believes 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.