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InsiderOnline Blog: March 2012

To Do: Remember Obamacare

Friday, March 23, is the two-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becoming law. That would be Obamacare, the law that created massive new entitlements in spite of the red ink already drowning taxpayers; the law whose mandates on employers make it harder to create jobs at a time when unemployment is already high; the law that forces everyone to buy government-approved insurance or pay a fine; the law whose health insurance mandates have already led to premium spikes; the law that provides almost no religious liberty exemptions to any of its mandates. Here are some things to do to mark the anniversary:

• Attend an event. Lots of organizations are holding events on Obamcare in the coming weeks. Here is a partial list:

Obamacare in Briefs: The Amicus Writers Preview the Key Questions
Tuesday, March 20, noon to 1 p.m., at The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C.

The Affordable Care Act Turns 2 … Will It Turn 3?
Hosted by the American Action Forum, Wednesday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at The Hamilton Live, 600 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Capitol Hill Health Policy Briefing: Repeal and Replace: The Patient OPTIONS Act
Hosted by FreedomWorks, Thursday, March 22, at 10 a.m., at the Cannon House Office Building, Room 441, Washington, D.C. To attend RSVP to erandall@freedomworks.org.

Obamacare on Trial: The Impact of the Court’s Rulings
Thursday, March 22, noon to 1 p.m., at The Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C.

Is the Individual Health Insurance Mandate Constitutional?
Hosted by Prosperity Caucus and America’s Future Foundation Thursday, March 22, at DCI Group, 1828 L Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Obamacare Update: In the Courts and in Practice
Thursday, March 22, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Judicial Watch, 425 Third Street, SW, Washington, D.C.

Obamacare in the Supreme Court
Friday, March 23, 10:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., at the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally
Friday, March 23, various locations nationwide.

Road to Repeal Rally
Hosted  by Tea Party Patriots, Saturday, March 24, noon to 2 p.m., at Upper Senate Park, Washington, D.C.

Hands Off My Health Care Rally
Hosted by Americans for Prosperity, March 27, at 1 p.m., on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

Obamacare’s Assault on Religious Liberty
Tuesday, April 10, noon to 1 p.m., at the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship, 227 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C.

• Follow the battle to preserve religious liberty against Obamacare mandates. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has created a page of consience protection resources. And be sure to follow the Becket Fund’s four lawsuits against the Department of Health and Human Services.

• Hear the oral arguments in the National Federation of Independent Business’s and the 26 states’ challenge to the constitutionality of Obamacare at the Supreme Court. The hearings will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, March 26 – 28. But if you can’t be there in person, the Court plans to post audio and transcripts of the hearings within hours of their conclusion.

Posted on 03/19/12 02:52 PM by Alex Adrianson

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