- Posted April 6, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Is Obama's health care law constitutional?
Yes, The ACA as Written Is Unconstitutional
The ACA with its mandate forcing all Americans to purchase a product is unconstitutional and over-reach of the Commerce Clause.
I am 100% disabled and have been on Medicare for over a decade. The current law not only mandates all purchase a product they may or may not need, but cuts 1/2 billion dollars from Medicare. Medicare needs an overhaul as well and does not fully address recipients and yet the ACA is attempting to include all Americans when the national Medicare health program is inadequate and greatly flawed.
I also believe that health care, including Medicare, should be under the purview of the States under the 10th Amdendment, who are in better position to craft a health care program that meets the needs of the individual states' citizens.
There are those that mention that the states mandate auto insurance. That is not the same. Only those who purchase and own cars are required to purchase auto insurance. All other citizens of that state are not so required.
For health care to be adequately addressed, states are in a better position to tailor a plan to meet its citizens' health care needs...if the federal government would get out of the way.
From the Cornfield, I believe the Supreme Court should deem the individual mandate unconstitutional.