Supreme Court Rejects Yet Another Challenge to Obamacare

Washington, DC – On news this morning that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Sissel v. HHS, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, Constitutional Accountability Center issued the following reaction:


CAC Chief Counsel Elizabeth Wydra said, “It is hardly surprising that the Court has refused to hear this case. As I testified before a Committee of the House of Representatives last week, the ultimate outcome of challenges like this one aren’t in doubt. They are simply meritless. The Court upheld the ACA for the second time just last June, with Chief Justice Roberts picking up a sixth vote to send a clear signal that he’s had enough of what has become a blatant ideological crusade. One questions whether anti-Obamacare legal activists have gotten the message.”






CAC Chief Counsel Elizabeth Wydra’s testimony before U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice regarding challenges to the Affordable Care Act based on the Origination Clause of the Constitution, including Sissel v. HHS, January 13, 2015: 


CAC “friend of the court” brief in Hotze v. Burwell (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit), on behalf of Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, then-Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Representative Sandy Levin of Michigan, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, explaining that the ACA satisfies the requirements of the Origination Clause: 




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