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Doctors Support Virginia Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare

April 6, 2011 by  

Doctors Support Virginia Lawsuit Challenging ObamacareThe Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has joined the fight against Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

On April 4, the AAPS filed an amicus brief in support of the Commonwealth of Virginia's case against the Affordable Care Act, asking the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to declare the individual health insurance mandate unConstitutional. In addition, the claim states that the mandate is not severable from the rest of the ACA.

Officials from the AAPS argue that the individual mandate in Obamacare violates the Commerce Clause, Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, which limits Congressional power to regulate commerce in States.

"ACA is the most divisive, harmful, and unConstitutional legislation enacted by Congress in a generation," said AAPS counsel Andrew Schlafly.

Furthermore, some health experts predict that Obamacare will create a shortage of qualified medical professionals in America. James McLean, president of Hospital TeamCare West, said that many physicians are experiencing cutbacks in pay, and there is a lot of uncertainty about the law's future impact on doctors, facilities and patients.

As a result, McLean said that many physicians are considering an early retirement, which could lead to a severe lack of medical services for sick Americans who need thorough care. 

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