Social Security, Medicare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Supreme Court

June 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Posted in Fairness | Leave a comment
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The Supreme Court made the only possible reasonable decision (June 28, 2012) on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act works very much like Social Security and Medicare.  If Social Security and Medicare are constitutional, then so is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  If the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were not constitutional, then neither would be Social Security and Medicare.

Social Security and Medicare are funded by taxes, and so is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  It is to the credit of the Supreme Court to have noticed that, and not to have been misled by irrelevancies about the right to regulate interstate commerce.

By the way, the program needs a brief one-word name.  The long winded name allowed the right-wing noise machine to successfully spread the use of the propagandistic term “Obamacare”.

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