Health Care Reform Legislation Revisited

In 2009, as the health care reform legislation made its way through the Congress, many on both sides argued for their respective positions.  (I wrote an article discussing some of the issues which appeared in the American Thinker in November 2009.)  The legislation eventually was passed and signed by President Obama in March 2010.  As of this writing, the Supreme Court is reviewing the constitutionality of this legislation.  Again, both sides are arguing the eventual outcome.  But what does this fight say about the American society and Constitution established over 200 years ago? Proponents of the federal law feel that the health care system is broken because it does not guarantee equal care to all residents.  They see this legislation as helping to ensure a more equitable distribution of health care, an extension of fairness in the greater society.  This is the daily cry of the president and his supporters.  Whether one agrees with this aim or...(Read Full Article)

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