Call me socialist, but I'm beginning to wonder if "promote the general welfare" should be construed to mean the gov't should manage health insurance or financing? We all accept the socialist structure of the gov't "providing the common defense" as necessary, when it is such a huge beast. Is healthcare not just as large? Like the DoD, should a DoH similarly run contracting and oversight of private providers? (health contractors...like defense contractors)
I'm sure I'll take some jabs for my opening line, but has the thought crossed anyone elses mind, in the context of the current system is failing, and a half-assed reform bill is not likely to salvage it? If the dire predictions are true, then NOBODY should be comfortable even if they have insurance at the moment.
And if you reject that notion, and want to repeal the health law........what are ya gonna do instead? Please note, insurance rates were increasing exponentially BEFORE this law ever took effect or was even a twinkle in anyone's eye.