Health Care Freedom

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Update: Amish Daughter Healthy Despite Health Care "Experts"

I visited the home of Andy and Anna Hershberger to deliver the good news that the Medina County Probate Court had at long last formally terminated the guardianship it had created over their now 12-year-old daughter, Sarah. A government…

Obamacare in Ohio: Outcome of Wednesday's Supreme Court Argument Will Be Pivotal

Columbus, OH - On Wednesday March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear its latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act - - this time a challenge to how the President and the IRS are enforcing the law. If that challenge prevails, both the ACA's…
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Victory for Parental Rights: State Agrees to End Stand-Off with Amish Family over Forced Health Care

Official who had sought to take family's daughter from home and force chemotherapy on her, despite parent's earnest objections and Health Care Freedom Amendment, resigns as guardian Family will continue to pursue alternative treatment Columbus,…
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Lawsuit: Ohio's Attempted Medicaid Expansion Unlawful

Governor's end-run around the Ohio General Assembly violates the separation of powers, Controlling Board's vote impermissibly contradicts General Assembly intent Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law late yesterday moved in…
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Ohio Constitution Prohibits Legislators from Enacting State Insurance Mandates

Legal center advises Ohio legislators that mandating health treatments and benefits violates Ohio's Health Care Freedom Amendment Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today emphasized to Ohio's state senators and representatives…
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1851 Center Applauds Kasich Agreement on Obamacare Exchange

Columbus, OH - The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today registered its approval, on behalf of conservative and libertarian leaders throughout Ohio, of the Kasich Administration's agreement to refuse to implement a "state-run" Obamacare exchange. The…
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Obamacare: The Way Forward in Ohio

Friends, You, like me, were no doubt inundated with punditry on the fallout of the Obamacare ruling last Thursday and Friday. We didn't follow suit. I did not found the 1851 Center to gab. We exist to advance liberty and limit government,…
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Is an Obamacare Exchange Legal in Ohio?

  This 1851 Center analysis explains how the Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment, Section 21 of Ohio's Bill of Rights, forbids Ohio officials from imposing Obamacare health care exchanges on Ohioans. The document also explores reasons that…
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Healthcare Freedom Amendment Discussion

Maurice Thompson discussed Issue 3 (The Ohio Healthcare Freedom Amendment) with Empower U, which is an initiative of several Tea Party groups, built to help educate people about limited government and fiscal responsibility.
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Ohioans Submit Brief to U.S. Supreme Court Challenging Constitutionality of Individual Mandate

The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law has submitted to the United States Supreme Court a “friend of the court” brief asserting that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional.  The brief highlights…
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Signatures Submitted to Place Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment on November Ballot

Columbus, OH – Supporters today will deliver more than 546,000 signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State to place the Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment on the November ballot.   The amendment would add a 21st Section to Ohio’s Bill of…