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

January 12, 2015 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

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 ...


PLF joins forces with members of Congress to fight Obamacare

December 04, 2014 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

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 ...


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

August 07, 2014 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

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 ...


Mounting the full Court press on Obamacare

June 26, 2014 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

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


Lawlessness : what this morning’s Obamacare announcement means

November 14, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

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 In ...


Obamacare update

November 13, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

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