Saturday, July 25, 2009

Carnahan Healthcare Forum Report #6: Sovereign Immunity

At the end of Russ Carnahan's (D-MO) Healthcare Forum, I asked the lawyer on the panel whether sovereign immunity would be waived for the government option (video above, about 3 mins long). We go back and forth in the video above. Perhaps the way I stated the question was confusing. I'm not sure, but she did not seem to think that a need to sue the new government healthcare administration would ever arise.

I have since tightened up my question: Will the healthcare bill waive sovereign immunity and allow people to sue the government if the new healthcare administration is complicit in the death or injury of a patient? And I found the following audio from Hugh Hewitt's excellent radio show on the topic to be very informative (3 mins long). Hugh does a lot of interviews and I'd love to see Saint Louis's Dana Loesch added to his regulars list.


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