Jack's Enclave - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
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There is no question that our health care system needs reform but there are so many wrongs with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010 I don't even know where to begin. But I'll comment on what I consider to be three biggies.

Reconciliation: "A legislative process in the United States Senate intended to allow consideration of a contentious budget bill without the threat of filibuster." Using reconciliation to summon into existence an entire new entitlement program or major change in government policy is "unprecedented". This tactic was used solely for the purpose of circumventing the will of the majority. If this precedent is upheld, Congress will have the unlimited power to regulate, prohibit, or mandate any or all activities in the United States.

Federally Mandated Purchase: I've read from the right. I've read from the left. Whether constitutional or unconstitutional. Whether in violation of States rights or not. I strongly resent the federal government mandating I purchase anything.

Federal Budget Impact: Too many "contingent upon". Coupled with the fact the Federal Government has never accurately, or perhaps honestly, forecasted the cost of a major entitlement program, you'll not convince me the health care reform bill is at best deficit-neutral. It is going to cost us and our future generations dearly.

March, 2010