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January 12, 2015

L.A. Times' Michael Hiltzik says Supreme Court should end IPAB

L.A. Times columnist Michael Hiltzik is an outspoken supporter of Obamacare. But in his Jan. 9 column, he agrees with PLF and our allies at the Goldwater Institute that the Independent Payment Advisory Board (the group of unaccountable “Platonic Guardians” that Obamacare puts in charge of the Medicare program) is just beyond the bounds ...

December 04, 2014

PLF joins forces with members of Congress to fight Obamacare

This morning, we joined forces with over two dozen members of Congress to file a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case challenging the constitutionality of the Independent Payment Advisory Board provision of Obamacare. IPAB is the group of “Platonic Guardians” that are empowered to regulate Medicare spending–a boa ...

August 07, 2014

Ninth Circuit won't rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare's "Platonic Guardians"

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this morning threw out the constitutional challenge to Obamacare’s “Independent Payment Advisory Board”—the group of “Platonic Guardians” charged with writing laws relating to Medicare–on the grounds that case was brought too early. The Board’s powers are invoked ba ...

June 26, 2014

Mounting the full Court press on Obamacare

What’s the latest on our Obamacare litigation? I explain the newest developments in Sissel, Coons, and Hobby Lobby here. ...

November 14, 2013

Lawlessness: what this morning’s Obamacare announcement means

President Obama this morning announced that he would be issuing an administrative order—which requires no Congressional review—delaying the implementation of provisions of Obamacare that had led to the cancellation of a million or so insurance policies. This follows on the Administration's similar delays of the Employer Mandate and the Individu ...

November 13, 2013

Obamacare update

Note: The Ninth Circuit announced yesterday that it will hear oral argument in the challenge to the Independent Payment Advisory Board on January 28. ...