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Originally posted by The Transhumanist
So you have stated yourself that you have no alternative solution and as far as I can tell the only conservative solution is allow insurance companies to compete along state lines. Yes this may allow for more competitive rates but it won't fix any inherent flaws with privatized health care.
Originally posted by converge
What is in the Constitution, however, under Article I Section 8 is "The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States." Health care without a doubt falls under the general welfare clause.
The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
Originally posted by mrsoul2009
It seems to me that the folks who are most vocal against any kind of Federal Health care overall or public health option are those that already have a form of health insurance that works for them and that they either have provided for them or can afford. I think these discussions can become much clearer if the people who argue against any type of government health care system offer their status as insured or uninsured. Believe me folks, whatever bill is passed and signed by our president will not end the debate on health care in America. As time goes on, health insurance will become more and more expensive and less available to all which will eventually widen the audience to a tipping point.
Originally posted by MidnightDStroyer
I'm posting this in the Political Madness forum because I'm pretty sure that it's in agreement that the Federal Health Plan coming up for vote is nothing short of madness...But hopefully this post in particular shows us that we do have remedies available to reign in their insanity.
According to polls, the majority of People want nothing to do with the Federal Health Care Plans coming up to vote in the Senate Monday. Well, if they don't listen to the opinions of the people, maybe they'll listen to the law & court-case precedences?
[edit on 20-12-2009 by MidnightDStroyer]
The now-departed public option, however, is supported by a 56%-38% majority, including a 54%-41% margin among independents. Also, the Medicare buy-in for Americans ages 55-64 was supported by 64%-30%, including 57%-36% among independents and even a 50%-44% margin among Republicans.
First, the best evidence of your ignorance is the fact that the senate bill contains no public option.