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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

RomneyCare

I have fairly strong thoughts about "RomneyCare" and ObamaCare...but my views on this particular issue stems solely from the 10th Amendment of the US Constitution: 
Amendment X

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.
I firmly believe that the basis of ObamaCare or America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009 as it is officialy titled is that national health care isn't found within the constitution.  Thus..it's unlawful without specifically amending the Constitution.

However, I believe that the various states have constitutional authority to enact their own versions, as Massachusetts has.  RomneyCare has been a disaster for Massachusetts...as it's driven costs up until they are the highest in the nation. 
The report by the Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit health care foundation, showed that the average family premium for plans offered by employers in Massachusetts was $13,788 in 2008, 40 percent higher than in 2003. Over the same period, premiums nationwide rose an average of 33 percent.

This will happen all across the country...on January 1 of this year, the costs of my company's health insurance doubled...from $250 per month to over $500 per month...but I digress.

I don't oppose the concept of a state being able to enact "state" health insurance/care rules, though philosophically, I oppose it as a free market has much better controls on costs than any state mandate ever could.  Basically, I believe that the Federal government has no role in individual health care...none, that power is reserved to the states, or the people.

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