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A variety of documents relating to the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), both pro and con…

By a vote of 5–4, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate component of the Affordable Care Act as a valid exercise of Congress’s power to “lay and collect taxes” (Art. I, §8, cl. 1). Justice Roberts, writing for the Court, explained: “The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals pay a financial penalty for not obtaining health insurance may reasonably be characterized as a tax. Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness.”

This is the "analysis" of the original health care plan (HR 3200) by Liberty Counsel (associated with Liberty University). The “analyses” include such fallacious statements as:

  • Government will establish school-based “health” clinics.
  • Your children will be indoctrinated and your grandchildren may be aborted!

Representative John Dingell (D-Michigan) introduced HR 3200 in July, 2009. This is the first of the bills that, amended, became law as “ObamaCare.”

All revenue-related bills must originate in the House. Since it was first passed by the House, the Senate used HR 3590 for their health care reform proposal, completely revising the content of the bill. The amended bill incorporated elements of earlier proposals reported favorably by the Senate Health and Finance committees. The bill passed on a party-line vote (60–39) on December 24, 2009, with one Senator (Jim Bunning) not voting.

The Affordable Health Care for America Act (HR 3962) was the House of Representative's chief legislative proposal during the health reform debate, but this legislation—as originally drafted—never became law.

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, introduced this “Sense of the Senate” bill in January 2009 as a placeholder for subsequent, far more substantive health care reform legislation.

This brochure, written by a VA Chaplain in San Diego, was used by critics to support a false claim that the Administration wanted veterans to end their lives.

This document by the Veterans Health Administration of the VA was infamously and falsely decried as the death book by certain individuals during the healthcare reform debate in 2009. Instead, it guides VA/VHA staff regarding patients’ advance directives, or “living wills.”

This pamphlet, published in 2000 and revised in 2002, was used in 2009 to support false allegations that the VA wanted veterans to end their lives rather than burden VA resources. Instead, it advises those who ask for information about living wills and advance directives.

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