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Thursday, May 13, 2010

States Are Suing over Obamacare

All polls show that the majority of the American people oppose the Obama Health Control Law recently passed by Congress with votes only from Democrats. Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, South Carolina's Attorney General Henry McMaster, and Florida's Attorney General Bill McCollum are suing the federal government. They say this law is unconstitutional because it requires all Americans to buy health insurance. They say that nothing in the Constitution gives Congress the power to force American citizens to buy a particular product. If the government can force us to buy health insurance, it can define what that insurance must cover. They say that forcing Americans to buy health insurance that provides specific benefits would be just like forcing every American to buy an automobile loaded with a specific bunch of features. And we all know that would be unconstitutional. It's estimated that a federal mandate would force 100 million Americans to drop their existing health plan and buy more expensive health insurance to meet Obamacare requirements.

Many people look upon Massachusetts as the model for Obamacare. That state imposed individual and employer mandates in 2006, and it's time to look at the result. By 2010, one third of the uninsured still don't have coverage, and it's become harder to see a doctor. Health insurance is 40% more expensive than in the rest of the country. Obama says repeatedly that under his plan you can keep your present health insurance. But Massachusetts told 20% of its already-insured citizens they must buy more expensive health insurance because their existing coverage is not "good enough."

Obamacare is a major weapon to carry out Obama's plan to transform America into a country of incredible debt, government control of industries, redistribution of taxpayers' earnings and savings to non-taxpayers, and massive authority exercised by weirdo Czars.

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