Understanding Obamacare

We all know that the federal government’s takeover of healthcare is unquestionably unconstitutional.  Now I know that some liberals out there disagree, therefore I ask you to show me where this authority is spelled out in the enumerated powers.  If you cannot do so, then Obamacare must be repealed.  After all we must always remember that, “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.”  Oh, that darn pesky 10th Amendment.

Nevertheless, as we wait for the multitude of state lawsuits to proceed through the judicial system, we should take a bit of time to understand what Obamacare means and how it could impact our lives.  Fortunately, our friends at Americans For Limited Government are taking the time to wade through the impact of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the official name of Obamacare).  They’ve recently created a new website http://obamacarewatcher.org/ to uncover many of the pitfalls hidden within this liberal feel good legislation.

Despite the claims of some big government Republicans, nationalized healthcare doesn’t need to be replaced or reformed, but repealed completely and the idea thrown on the ash heap of history.  This ridiculous folly mocks the concept of liberty, the notion of individualism, and ultimately undermines the true spirit of America.  As we work toward this goal, I strongly encourage reading more on Obamacare Watcher so that you can learn the truth for yourself.

2 Replies to “Understanding Obamacare”

  1. Article I, Section 8, Clause 3: Congress shall have power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes”. The Interstate Commerce Clause (“…among the several states…”) — along with the Supreme Court jurisprudence that’s interpreted it — provides ample justification for the federal health care law, including the individual mandate to purchase insurance. I can follow up, but I’ll wait for comments to the contrary.

  2. Well, I guess no one else cares to comment yet, so I will. It is a pity that the Supreme Court seems to think that it can create new powers and laws far in excess of what the Constitution affords the court. For the worst example, one not look further than the supposed right to abortion.

    As stated, I believe in a strict interpretation of the Constitution and if the case was before the court today, I can think of at least four justices who would likely agree that federal health care is unconstitutional. Unfortunately, the court cares little about the law anymore and is instead a life-appointed political body.

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