OBAMACARE AND SUPREME COURT
By: Edward P. Shallow
Most Americans are aware the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in June challenging President Obama’s health care law several constitutional questions will be heard.
Twenty six states led by Florida and the National Federation of Independent Business — counter this by arguing that the mandate is a legitimate exercise of Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce under the Commerce Clause of Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution.
What makes the mandate different is that it is not regulating actual commerce, but its absence. It compels individuals to purchase a product, thus forcing them to enter the stream of commerce..
If the federal government is able to compel activity, the challengers argue then there would be no limit on Congressional power. Under the same legal logic, Congress could also force individuals to join a gym or eat broccoli.
(The above was excerpted from The Washington Examiner) The article is titled: Obamacare on trial.
In case the Supreme Court does not revoke the entire healthcare bill, I remind readers, they will have the option to elect Republicans to the presidency and both houses of Congress and most have indicated if the Supreme Court hasn’t revoked the entire bill,, if elected they will.
Stephen Fraser a pacticing physician indicates he has read the health care bill and I am shocked by the brazenness of the goverenment’s proposed involvement in the patient–physician relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration patient care is dangerous and certainly not helpful in designing a health care system that works for all.
The good doctor points out that page 22 of the HC bill mandates that the government will audit books of all employers that self insure.
The following lines from the bill will disturb every reader concerned with their health care; I will list as many as space will permit. The entire bill consists of 2,700 pages.
Page 30 Sec 123 of the HC bill: There will be a government committee that decides what treatments /benefits you get.
Page 29 lines 4-16 : your health care is rationed.
Page 42: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC benefits for you. You have no choice.
Page 50: Section 152 HC will be provided to all non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.
Page 58 Government will have access to individuals finaances and a National ID Health card will be issued.
Page 59 – lines 21-24 the government will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer.
Page 85 – line 7: specifications of benefits levels for plans–the government will ration your health care.
Page 91 lines 4-7 government mandates linguistic appropriation services (translation illegal aliens).
Page 124 lines24-25 no company can sue government on price fixing-no “judicial review” against government monoply.
Page 127 lines 1-16 doctors/American Medical Association -the government will tell you what salary you can make.
Page 239 line 14-24 government will reduce physcian services for Medicaid Seniors (low income and the poor are effected.)
Page 272 sec1145: Treatment for certain cancer hospitals- cancer patients welcome to rationing.
Page 341 lines3-9 the government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans., HMO’s, etc (forcing people into the government plan).
Page 425 lines 4-12 government mandates “Advance
Care Planning Consult ” (think seniors citizens endof-life patients.)
Page 425 lines 22-25 , 426 lines 1-3 the government provides an “approved” list of end of life resources, guiding you in death, (also called ‘assisted suicide’)
Page 430 lines 11-15 the government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life (again–no choice.
Tax payers, consider that the estimate for Obamacare if implementd is $1.76 trillion over ten years.
It is also advised, it is estimated that ARP will realize one ($) billion over the first ten years if Obamacare is not declared void by the Supreme Court. We now know why they were strong advocates for the bill.