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Default Republican Medicaid Wars Miss the Real Issue

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Republicans are at it again. Just as they battle with Democrats over things that are relatively unimportant, so they fight with each other. But, as usual, they miss the real issue.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the PPACA, the ACA, or Obamacare, was signed into law by Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, after the massive bill (H.R.3590) passed the House and Senate without a single Republican vote. Republicans have tried in vain to repeal Obamacare ever since, but not because they believe in a free market in health care and health insurance.

All we ever hear from Republicans in Congress is that Medicaid needs to be “reformed” and “strengthened.”

But not only is providing health care for the poor, needy, aged, and infirm not a proper function of government, not only is making health care more affordable not a proper function of government, not only is providing a health-care safety net not a proper function of government, and not only is expanding access to health care not a proper function of government, there is nothing in the Constitution — which Republicans in Congress claim to revere and follow — that authorizes the federal government to have a Medicaid program.

But it’s not just the Medicaid program. Medicaid is just part of a much broader issue. It is not the proper role of government and it is not constitutional for the U.S. government to have anything to do with health care or health insurance. That means not only no Medicaid, but also no Medicare, SCHIP, Obamacare, National Institutes of Health, or Department of Health and Human Services. It also means no federal laws, mandates, regulations, guidelines, licensing, standards, oversight, or restrictions that have anything to do with health care or health insurance. And because no American has a right to the resources of another American, no matter how low his income or how badly he needs medical services, there should be no government funding of health care or government subsidies for health insurance. Republican Medicaid Wars Miss the Real Issue - The Future of Freedom Foundation
BINGO! The federal government's intervention in the heath care arena is just one of the many unconstitutional powers it has usurped. How can a government that is breaking the law every day with its violations of the supreme law of the land expect the citizens to obey these illegal "laws" that it just makes up? Why do so many people support these unconstitutional programs? Do they not care that the government just does what it wants with total disregard for the Constitution? Do they think it is OK for the government to break the law while demanding that citizens obey these violations of the Constitution?

I finally realized the answer. Some people obviously do not believe in freedom. They prefer totalitarianism. These people disgust me.
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