The Civitas Institute and the NC Institute for Constitutional Law held a luncheon discussion on the merits of the Obamacare oral arguments on March 28, 2012. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a federally intrusive law that excessively interferes into the private lives of Americans.
The event began with a brief healthcare poll presentation with specifically targeted questions related to Obamacare and the atmosphere in North Carolina:
We then had a panel discussion with distinguished speakers to discuss the merits of the oral arguments and the law’s likelihood of being upheld constitutionally. Mr. Tom Farr of Ogletree Deakins, who has extensive appellate litigation experience, discussed the basics of the Obamacare case and his thoughts on the legal issues surrounding it.
Dr. Steven Kagan, a surgeon with Carolina Vascular, discussed how Obamacare will effect practicing doctors. Dr. Kagan focused on two problems with the law: the bureaucracy and “the penalties and taxes that are headed all our way.”
After the presentation, audience members had a chance to participate in a question and answer session with the speakers: