The National Indian Health Board and an alliance of Tribes and agencies from their communities hav

The National Indian Health Board and an alliance of Tribes and agencies from their communities hav

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The National Indian Health Board and an alliance of Tribes and agencies from their communities have filed an amicus brief in the “Obamacare” lawsuit. Which is a document filed in court by someone/group/organization, who is not directly related to the case under consideration. Many nations allow people or entities to file amicus brief documents with their courts. For example, a court might be preparing to try a case related to online social networking a topic which involves and concerns many people. Filing an amicus brief will allow for specific discussions that otherwise might not be brought up by the prosecution or defense during the course of the trial. A federal judge in Florida ruled the federal government’s healthcare reform (Obamacare) is unconstitutional and a lawsuit was filed. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which assures health care coverage is available to all Americans, was signed into law President Obama. The argument in
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Unformatted text preview: the lawsuit is whether this law is constitutional. Approximately 24 states joined together to oppose the reform legislation, they feel strongly against the federal government forcing Americans to purchase health care insurance. The health care reform legislation includes details of significant benefits for Native American health care programs. The legislation permanently re-authorized the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, which provides funding and administrative support for health care in Native communities throughout the country. In their amicus brief, Tribes have asserted that the portions of the health care legislation that impact Native Americans are constitutional and should be severed from any portions of the legislation that are ultimately determined to be unconstitutional. That would allow for funding and other improvements to Tribal health care to continue even if other portions of the new law are overturned....
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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