This is not the federal government’s job. James Madison would not be able to point out a power in the Constitution that gives Congress this power, as evident by his statement, “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” We can do a more effective job of helping the poor individually and through private charities than the federal government, as long as the federal government preserves an environment that fosters economic freedom.
We should be able to purchase insurance across state lines, buy group insurance for groups other than employers, and get the same tax treatment regardless of how we purchase our insurance.
Both of our senators and Congressman Mollohan have voiced support for this government takeover of health care. Please keep contacting them and keep the conversation flowing with your family and friends.