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REFLECTIONS ON THE HEALTH CARE DEBATE

          Almost one year ago I started by blog on Constitutional law by posting an article I had written on HR 3200 that was the original version of the health care bill pending in Congress. I pointed out that the bill was unconstitutional on its face because it involved the granting of powers to the Executive branch of government that Congress didn’t have to begin with. Specifically, Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution does not give Congress the right to regulate health care and certainly does not give it the power to allow the President of the United States to regulate health care. I also pointed out that since the states have always regulated health care on their own; such action by Congress violated the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution.

            Along with other opponents of the legislation I pointed out that the pending legislation would force the rationing of health care, particularly for senior citizens, would provide for taxpayer funding of abortions, provide health care to illegal immigrants, and would allow Federal bureaucrats to chose the doctors who would treat American citizens and determine what type of care people could receive.

            I came under immediate attack by those on the left, including such groups as Media Matters; a George Soros funded group, as well as liberal newspapers for being a liar and a fear monger. They said that none of this would happen under the legislation. I continued to read and monitor the new versions of the bill that were proposed in the House and Senate including the one that was finally adopted. I talked in my blog about the massive tax increases that would take place under the legislation and how people could be subject to fines for refusing to buy federally mandated health care insurance.

           In the meantime, the President of the United States and the leaders of Congress continued to repeatedly assure the citizens of the United States that there would be not health care rationing, no taxpayer funded abortions, and they could certainly keep being treated by the doctors of their choice.

          Now it is time for a reality check. As the health care bill is being implemented the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland have been provided with assurances of Federal funds, i.e. taxpayer dollars for the funding of abortions. Insurance companies acting under government mandates are offering plans that allow the government to decide who will be treated by particular doctors. In other words, Americans will not be allowed to choose their own physicians. There is also nothing in the legislation that provides for documentation of who participates in the mandated health insurance programs. Therefore, it is wide open for illegal aliens to get Federally subsidized coverage.

           As for the tax increases, they are numerous in the health care bill including provisions that allow the IRS to track and impose taxes on Americans who buy gold to protect themselves against an economic collapse. However, the most onerous tax is that on the use of artificial limbs that will directly impact the thousands of American military personnel who have lost arms or legs in combat while defending our freedom. They will now be forced to pay a tax in order to use the artificial limbs that should be provided to them by a grateful America.

           And finally, we have the recess appointment by Obama of Dr. Donald Berwick to oversee the Medicare and Medicaid systems in the country. He is an admirer of the failing British system of universal health care and has stated that rationing of health care in the United States will occur. He and his group of Federal bureaucrats will decide who will get care and what kind of care. They will be making the life or death decisions for millions of American citizens. Death panels will be real.

           The bottom line is that the American people were lied to by the President and the leaders of Congress. We are being stripped of our Constitutional rights by the Obama administration and this is just the beginning. Other legislation pending in Congress goes even further in attempts to abolish the Constitution. Americans need to wake up now and fight back or our Republic will soon be just a memory.

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I think government should take necessary steps in order for making the overall health care system to run smoothly.

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Thanks for the comments Bobbie and Bill.
There are several court challnges to the health care bill pending and that seems to be our best chot at this point.

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Sat. August 7, San Diego,, CA Noon to 3pm;
Harbor Island-Spanish Landing East 3900 N. Harbor Dr.92101: National Doctors Tea Party.

Doctors United against Obama Care is the only Organization that has a lawsuit to REPEAL the health Act.

I am pretty sure that 16 States still have their lawsuits to be heard in Sept. I'm working to get CA involved through our Republican Victory to be here in CA!

What has many of US(A) more angry is the lemming Democrats who voted against the 234y/o United States by allowing Progressive-Socialist-Islam Pres. and Administration to have "America's Financial Security Act" written by C.Dodd and B. Frank pass. The result is 6% of GNP in "Patient Protection and Affordable Act" Plus the Stability Act = 100% of medical with all feeding resources + 100% of money flow with Fed's decision of what business risk entails! BOTH REQUIRE REPEAL! The actions of this Progressive-Socialist-Islam Administration are such that all remain a "Clear and Present Danger".

Today, listening to the Judicial Committee's closing on Elana Kagan's candidate for justice, it was expressed by Republicans that it is an election year and we have to remember the results of the 2008 election which were very clear----as he decides to support this Socialist-Liberal of Progressive leanings who might have the integrity to be balanced in her decisions. Or according to P-S-I-Dems who stated at least 4x's their disrespect of the Conservative Supreme Court of Justice Roberts defending the (rights) of lg. Corporations to donate as much money as they want - against the McCain-Feingold Bill; and therefore with complete disrespect for the Legislative process!!!!

The worse part of these two incorrect statements is the Republican Senator who believe America is a Democracy and therefore the most votes dictates what will become of America's future!! I have already countered this with Article V by pointing out that the founders did not place the results of any election as a means to change the Republic to any Socialist-Progressive-Islamic government. The Islamic part is from U-tube where the President states in approximately 8 videos that he is Islamic - also not said in 08 elections. And represents mosque at Ground Zero, Moving the prisoners from Guantanamo, NASA helping Islam realize their scientific potential.

"We the people" are in grave danger of losing the Declaration of Independence (The Promise) or the 12 lessons of American Principles; and The Constitution (Fulfillment of the Promise) Protection of the sovereign individual from too large a government!

Don't forget, Mr. Connelly, "the largest shift of money and power, ever contemplated, or to ever occur in American History, moving power to one branch, Executive, of Government. The financial stability act repeats the loss of 'balance of power'.
Thank you, Catherine West, San Marcos, CA

Thanks for the comments Bobbie and Bill.
There are several court challnges to the health care bill pending and that seems to be our best chot at this point.

i HAVE JOINED THE TEA PARTY CHAPTER IN HOLLAND MI, BUT I HAVE NOT FOUND ANYONE AROUND WESTERN MI ASKING IF THE CANDIDATES FOR SENATE AND REPRESENTATIVES ARE GOING TO FIGHT TO REPEAL THE HEALTH CARE ACT, I WORRY THAT APATHY WILL SET IN AS THE DEMS CONTINUE TO TALK THE LIES ABOUT THE PROGRAM.
WILL THERE BE A CONASTITUTIONAL CHALLANGE IN THE SUPREME COURT.

Those of us that attempt to follow what is going on with our federal government knew Obamacare would be the undoing of our entire capitalistic health care system. Didn't we know it was easy for Obama to sign an Executive Order stating abortions would not be paid for by tax payers--he knew it was already in other sneaky measures. How do we get federal employees and legislators to live under same health care system? They won't listen to "We the people."



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