Despite the recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion, upholding the Health Care Law Congress passed in 2010, Republicans in Congress are already pledging prompt corrective action and Mitt Romney, a candidate for President, said, if elected, it will be his first act as President to repeal health care.
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The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision on Health Care Uncertainty Reigns and Business Should Prepare
June 29th, 2012
June 28th, 2012
Today, the United States Supreme Court issued an historic ruling, and upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which became law on March 23, 2010. The ACA created sweeping reform to the health care system in the United States. The driving principles behind the ACA are to provide affordable health care to all Americans, reduce the growth of the health care costs and improve the health of our communities.
March 30th, 2012
The United States and Michigan constitutions guarantee our rights to free speech and to petition the government for the redress of grievances. During the past week, we have seen graphic and contrasting examples of these rights in action. The federal and state constitutions protect both examples equally. However, one would hope to hear less of the local speech and would also hope that the national example would have a positive influence upon the nature of political discourse in this country and state.
September 12th, 2011
*The views expressed in this article of those of the author and in no way attributed to Fraser Trebilcock or the lawyers and staff within the firm. A similar version of this article appeared in the September 12, 2011 issue of Crain’s Detroit Business.
DETROIT, MICH. + WINDSOR, ONT. — With all the debate and discussion as to who should build a new bridge, we are missing the point as to why a new border crossing is so important. Sure we can say a new bridge is important because the U.S. conducts more trade with Canada than any other country or it is good to have an additional border crossing for redundancy in our crossings, but what does it mean for us here in Michigan?
July 26th, 2011
Why do we always have to wait for the last hour before something gets done in Washington? No, I take that back, Congress exceeds the deadline by which to decide on important issues so they or The White House pass extensions on laws, such the Transportation Equity Act or the No Child Left Behind Act or even the budget so they by time before a decision has to be made. The stalemate on what to do about the debt ceiling is no exception and just the status quo. While the Democrats and Republicans have been talking there seems to be an impasse, where no one is agreeing with anybody, even on the most basic of issues. It seems that Washington, needs the support and guidance of a neutral third party to resolve these disputes and bring some closure to a number of long standing issues, most importantly today, the debt ceiling.
June 16th, 2011