Opposed to Health Care Reform Proposals In the Sept. 22, 2009, issue of The ASHA Leader, Mary Walworth wrote: “As a speech-language professional and citizen, I have concluded that single-payer health care…is the best and only way out of our current health care mess.” The majority of Americans disagree with Ms. Walworth. The latest Rasmussen polls ... Inbox
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Opposed to Health Care Reform Proposals
The ASHA Leader, November 2009, Vol. 14, 4-46. doi:10.1044/leader.IN3.14142009.4
The ASHA Leader, November 2009, Vol. 14, 4-46. doi:10.1044/leader.IN3.14142009.4
In the Sept. 22, 2009, issue of The ASHA Leader, Mary Walworth wrote: “As a speech-language professional and citizen, I have concluded that single-payer health care…is the best and only way out of our current health care mess.”
The majority of Americans disagree with Ms. Walworth. The latest Rasmussen polls (Sept. 18, 2009) show that 56% of Americans oppose President Obama's proposals, with 44% “strongly” opposed. I can think of hundreds of reasons to “strongly” oppose the current proposals. Here's one I feel particularly passionate about: The 10th Amendment of the Constitution forbids what President Obama is attempting to do. The 10th Amendment states that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
This means that only the individual states can enact laws that the U.S. Constitution does not spell out. President Obama has no constitutional right to enact laws that are “reserved” to the states. May I suggest that Ms. Walworth move to a state that has created health care reform in line with the constitution? Massachusetts comes to mind. As for me, I intend to keep fighting against health care “reform” that is unconstitutional and unwanted by the majority of Americans. We are, after all, a democracy.
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