Obama’s Health Care Plan have been call by the Republicans as “Obama Care,” as if that is a negative. With this bill 30 million uninsured or underinsured citizens will be able to enroll in a Health plan. That’s a positive . I would like to clarify that misinformation about the mandate of this health care bill. By going to the Constitution.
“Section 8. Power of Congress.”
1. “Power to lay (raise) and collect taxes (money used to pay expenses of government), for the purpose of national defense and general welfare of the United States.”
3. “Congress has the power to regulate commerce (control trade), both foreign commerce (trade with another country) and interstate commerce (trade among the states).”
This health care bill was using Interstate Commerce Clause as a way to collect a penalty for the mandate of this bill. Since health care is not a commodity. It made this mandate unconstitutional for the Federal Government to collect money for this mandate as a commodity.
John Roberts, of the Supreme Court remove ‘commerce’ from this Health Care Bill and replace it with a ‘tax’, which made this bill constitutional. Republicans call this raising taxes on Americans Citizens. Even though this mandate is a charge for individual Health Care Reform. Therefore this is not a tax. This mandate is a penalty for those who choose not to enroll in a Health Care Plan. And this mandate is collected under the Federal Government Tax Code.
For those who refer to this mandate as a tax. This is misinformation and is only about political gain for the republican party base. This is an example of bad government, which is not good for the people.
This Health Care Bill is now the law of the land. Upheld by The Supreme Court as constitutional. We need to promote the benefits of this Health Care Bill. Good government is not base on politics but, on Constitutional Law. What I hear from dissenters are disrespect for the Constitution, the Supreme Court and a government of the
people by the people and, for the people. I would like to ask the republicans. Where is their respect for the Federal Government and, its people? Which they took an oath to defend and, uphold the constitution. You can only serve the people under a united congress.
As in The Preamble.
5. “To promote the general welfare–to help provide a higher standard of living for the people of the United States through better government.”
6. “To Secure the blessing of liberty (freedom) for ourselves and our posterity (future generations of Americans)–to protect the rights of all United States citizens for all time.”
Those GOP members who speak of repealing the Health Care Bill. This repeal is base on their assessment of the cost of the health care bill, which they are projecting hypothetical dollars as a short-term cost. But lack the reductions of the over all cost in the long-term health care plan.
You can’t project that cost of the Affordable Care Act before it go into full effect in 2014-2015 and beyond. Those who speak of repeal, don’t have a replacement of a Health Care Bill. They only have sound bites, and want to repeal this bill because it has Obama’s name attached to it. Without any solutions for the uninsured or the under-insured. As in the Health Care Bill.
The GOP members have voted 40 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act. These are symbolic votes against Obama as president. And for this they are willing to shut down the government unless President Obama sign a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. These GOP members have said, “we are willing to hold the U.S. Budget hostage.” And not pay any of the government bills until President Obama sign a bill to defund the Affordable Care Act. This law is now part of the U.S. Constitution. To defund the U.S. Constitution the United State of America would go into default and fall into economic collapse. Whoever would propose such insanity is Un-American and Anti-Government.
These GOP Members claim they want to take back the government. Going back to 1801-1809 in the days of President, Thomas Jefferson, no political party has ever own the United States Government. The U.S. Government belong to the citizens of America. And the citizens of the U.S.A. elected congress to administrator the people’s government. This is their code words for taking over the government from the U.S. Citizens. And create a totalitarian nation. Imposing a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life. How are they going to do this; you may ask? By suppressing all that would vote against their personal agenda. And by gerrymandering their local electoral districts. Drawing lines that would exclude democratic electoral voters. Why are they doing this? As a campaign against Obama as President of the United States.
This nation has been trying to get a health care plan, going back to 1900-1909 of President, Teddy Roosevelt Administration. It has taken 100 years to get this health bill pass by congress. It may not be perfect, but it is a foundation in which to work out any problems that may arise in this health care law, by congress. To repeal this law now may take another 100 years to pass a new law for health care.
This Affordable Care Act is comprehensive health care. It cover pre-existing conditions, preventive health care, mental health care, prescription medication, and no life-time $500,000 cost limits. Parents can keep their children on their policy until they are 26 years old. And health care cost will level off in the long run. Because there will be fewer people going to the emergency room for treatment in your health group plan. This is the reason your health care cost have been going up in the past. I give you an example of this in my blog. “The Young Doc”
This would leave 30 million citizens without Obama’s Health Care Plan.
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