Tucson-based doctors group sues to overturn health care bill - Tucson News Now

Tucson-based doctors group sues to overturn health care bill

By Christopher Francis - email

TUCSON (KOLD) - A national doctors' group based in Tucson is joining several states in suing the federal government to overturn the newly-passed health care reform act.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons calls it a massive intrusion into the practice of medicine and the rights of patients because it forces people to buy health insurance.

"If the [health care law] goes unchallenged, then it spells the end of freedom in medicine as we know it," says Jane Orient, M.D., the Executive Director of AAPS. "Courts should not allow this massive intrusion into the practice of medicine and the rights of patients."  She adds: "There will be a dire shortage of physicians if the PPACA becomes effective and is not overturned by the courts."

The plan backed by President Barack Obama and majority Democrats would fine people for not having health insurance, starting in 2014.  The Association -- along with several attorneys general -- claims the reform law tramples on state and individual rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.

The complaint is posted here: http://www.aapsonline.org/hhslawsuit

©2010 KOLD. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Pregnant teen blocked from walking at graduation

    Pregnant teen blocked from walking at graduation

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017-05-24 06:45:22 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017-05-24 06:45:22 GMT

    The school principal says the student and her parents signed a covenant, vowing the teen wouldn’t have sex.

    The school principal says the student and her parents signed a covenant, vowing the teen wouldn’t have sex.

  • Graco to recall 25,000 child car seats

    Graco to recall 25,000 child car seats

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:29 AM EDT2017-05-24 10:29:58 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:44 AM EDT2017-05-24 10:44:36 GMT

    The seat webbing may tear, not adequately restraining the child in a crash, according to testing by the Naitonal Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

    The seat webbing may tear, not adequately restraining the child in a crash, according to testing by the Naitonal Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

  • Family opens up about addiction in Upstate woman's obituary

    Family opens up about addiction in Upstate woman's obituary

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:43 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:43:21 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:12:53 GMT
    Reghan Berry (Source: Mackey Mortuary)Reghan Berry (Source: Mackey Mortuary)

    Addiction can be hard to talk about, but one Upstate family is opening up about the battle that claimed a 22-year-old woman's life.

    Addiction can be hard to talk about, but one Upstate family is opening up about the battle that claimed a 22-year-old woman's life.

Powered by Frankly