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Legislation Legacy Health care provisions have been a problem for many Americans for some time now, but for Native Americans, these Indian-specific provisions are in threat to be taken away. Only a year after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) have put this health care into place, the plan is now in jeopardy. According to a report on Indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com , 349 different tribes signed on to a friend of the court brief filed this month in federal court, which argues that these provisions are separate from other provisions in the Act and should stand on their own even if the controversial individual mandate provision is held to be unconstitutional. Present times do not look good as Federal District Court Judge Vinson, of Florida, declares the ACA as unconstitutional. The sad part about this scare is that tribes worked tirelessly for about 10 years to obtain
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Unformatted text preview: these Indian-specific provisions to pass. The legislation involved is the Federal District Court because, according to indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com , as stated, “the normal rule, based on decades of established Supreme Court precedent, us that when a court finds a portion of a statute unconstitutional, they have an obligation to preserve as much of a statute as can be preserved, by separating and saving those portions that are practically and legally independent” ( Strommer, 2011 ). References: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/ict_sbc/indian-specific-health-care-provisions-must-stay/ Strommer, G. (2011, April 28). Indian-Specific Health Care Provisions Must Stay . Retrieved from www.indiancountry.com...
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