After reading a fair bit about the thorny issue of healthcare in this nation, I’m left with a question: WHY the duplications?
It seems to me that this entire thing is a rather bolluxed up mess, and I think it might just be unconstitutional as well.
I don’t have my copy with me, but I think this might serve:
Rights of the States under Constitution
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.
As far as I know, none of the States in this Union, have ever asked the Fed-Gov to “take over” responsibility for such a thing as the health care of the Nation.
As far as I know, all the States already have their own health care schemes.
What does this duplication serve?
Wouldn’t we all be better off having the Fed-Gov simply helping to boost the State run programs (through additional transfer of funds) already extant to cover all the resisdents of a given State, provided that they are legally in the United States?
Very little additional “law” would have to be enacated. The States will have control of an issue that in my opinion, does not and should not need the Fed-Gov being involved.
This of course assumes that the States:
A)Actually control anything anymore, and
B)Actually have control over anything that the Fed-Gov holds the purse strings on.
Seems a better way to use the already over burdened taxpayer’s buck to me.
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”