THE HEALTH CARE LAW passed by Congress yesterday represents an unprecedented seizure of power by the federal government. If it is upheld by the Supreme Court, we will be divested in a new and dramatic way of our constitutional foundations.
Never before in our history has the federal government ordered citizens to buy a specific product or service. There is no provision in the Constitution relegating personal health or medical commerce to federal oversight. Remember the Tenth Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
While it’s true the federal government has exceeded its mandate for years, never before has it so boldly dispensed with the limitations on its powers. Let the facts be submitted to a candid world. The people have lost.
By the way, according to the Congressional Budget Office, an individual earning $44,000 in pre-tax income will pay an average of $7,300 a year for the mandated government-controlled insurance and for out-of-pocket medical expenses, totaling 17 percent of total pre-tax income. A family earning $102,000 will pay an estimated 20 percent of its pre-tax income.
I highly recommend this article at the American Thinker for a full summary of all that is wrong with this health care bill.
Lydia Sherman writes:
Apparently, every citizen will have to pay for this so called “health care” (medical care) by the month and if they cannot pay, they will be fined. Where does that leave those who rarely use the health care system and who are not dependent upon the medical establishment? In the same place as the homeschoolers who do not use the public school system but pay for it anyway.
An anonymous reader writes:
I guess the plan is for everyone to be on welfare? That’s where I’m headed.