Center for Individual Freedom highlights IPAB challenge

March 01, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

CFIF’s Ashton Ellis has some nice comments about PLF’s efforts in Coons v. Geithner here.  That’s the case challenging the Independent Payment Advisory Board, the new agency that exercises virtually unchecked authority over Medicare reimbursement rates.  We argued in this amicus brief that IPAB is unconstitutional.  As Ellis h ...


President Obama wants to give more power to unconstitutional agency

March 08, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

The Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein points out that the Obama Administration is proposing to give even more power to the unelected Platonic Guardians of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, by forcing them to implement even deeper cuts in Medicare expenditures—without, of course, any oversight or accountability from the legislative, e ...


A brief recap of the Obamacare arguments

March 30, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

This morning I spoke with Garret Lewis of KNST Tucson about this week’s oral arguments in the Obamacare cases. You can listen online here. My interview begins about 35:00. … ...


Obamacare's other assault on the Constitution : IPAB

June 15, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Our friends Michael Cannon and Diane Cohen have an article in National Review Online today about the Independent Payment Advisory Board, one of the less famous assaults on constitutionalism included in the Obamacare legislation. As we pointed out last year, IPAB has been hailed by some of the Administration’s supporters as a group of “P ...


PLF's Sandefur on the constitutionality of Obamacare

June 27, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Just in time for tomorrow’s Supreme Court decision, our friends at the Silicon Valley Conservative Forum have posted the video of my recent talk there on the subject of the Obamacare cases. … ...


Why Kathleen Sebelius campaigns so hard for President Obama

October 10, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

Cato’s Michael Cannon explains how Obamacare gives extreme and unprecedented powers to the Secretary of Health & Human Services. But IPAB isn’t just extreme, it’s also unconstitutional. For more on this illegal aspect of Obamacare, click here and here. … ...


Will the courts enforce the Origination Clause against Obamacare?

December 05, 2012 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto writes that our challenge to Obamacare is unlikely to succeed. Assuming that Obamacare’s monetary exaction for not buying insurance is a tax, as the Supreme Court called it in its June opinion, still not all taxes are “bills for raising revenue,” which the Constitution requires to be g ...


PLF’s Timothy Sandefur discusses ongoing Obamacare challenges at Cato Feb. 7

January 15, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

I’ll be speaking as part of the Cato Institute’s forum, “Beyond the Individual Mandate: The Ongoing Legal Challenges to Obamacare” on Thursday, February 7, at 4 pm in Washington, D.C. I will speak about our case, Sissel v. HHS, and some of the issues that I raise in my forthcoming article, “So It’s A Tax…No ...


PLF’s Timothy Sandefur talks Obamacare at Cato today

February 07, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

This afternoon at 4 pm Eastern Time, 1 pm Pacific, I’ll be participating in a forum at the Cato Institute about ongoing legal challenges to Obamacare. I’ll be talking about our Origination Clause challenge, Sissel v. HHS. On the panel with me are the Goldwater Institute’s Christina Sandefur, who’ll talk about the IPAB case, ...