“What Congress cannot do under the Commerce Clause is mandate that individuals enter into contracts with private insurance companies for the purchase of an expensive product from the time they are born until the time they die,” wrote Chief Judge Joel Dubina and Circuit Judge Frank Hull.
That’s exactly right, too.
What were they thinking? Constitutionally, they could have provided comprehensive health care for everyone – even socialized medical services – but no . . . .
They had to require our citizenship to be contingent on the purchase of a commercial product. Whose stupid idea was that? The health care insurers and Wall Street who backs them, no doubt. I’m glad the Appeals Court explained it to them, but it may not matter – it will likely go all the way to the Supreme Court and who knows what they will decide.
It is still unConstitutional to do that, and there were so many other choices that would’ve actually yielded health care to every American in a tangible, appropriate and Constitutional manner. But, they didn’t want to do that. And, who sat at the table with them when the decisions were made? Hmmm……
Seems like most of the health care industry, pharmaceuticals, lobbyists and health care insurance companies were at that table but only politicians and elected officials representing the rest of us – not one other regular American’s voice was considered except in the manner offered by the insurance companies. They have created 90% of the horror stories we’ve heard from the health care industry already. Why should they be allowed to decide for the rest of us?