National Healthcare

1290 Words Jul 6th, 2016 6 Pages
 The idea of national healthcare is one of good intention, but also carries unintended burdens that rest squarely on the shoulders of middle class America. Healthcare for all is a dream in and of its own, thought up by the far left politicians of the modern era, that provides insurance to everybody who requires it, but still keeps healthcare financially out of reach for many. Providing ultra- low cost health insurance to low income Americans has driven up deductibles while keeping monthly premiums low for the middle class to create the guise of affordability, when in reality it has further widened the gap between patient and care. A national healthcare policy is a piteous choice as the healthcare platform for the United States …show more content…
A national healthcare system, as a form of big government, is a breach of individual rights we the people were granted during the inception of this country. The freedom to choose has been the bedrock of these United States for hundreds of years and the framework of the Affordable Care Act directly refuses the citizen healthcare choice. Further supporting this idea, according to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, “the individual mandate cannot be justified under the Commerce Clause, which allows Congress to regulate commerce "with" the Indians, "among" the several States, or "with" foreign nations. AAPS argues that no commerce is involved in an individual's decision not to purchase government-approved health insurance.” (2011) As much commerce is practiced when a body of government officials requires a citizen to purchase a health insurance policy as when a bully ruffs-up an underclassman for his lunch money. Supporting a national healthcare policy as a semi-socialist system for providing health insurance to U.S. Citizens is an initial violation of individual rights that can slowly snowball all the way to redefining our rights as Americans. In conclusion, a national healthcare policy is an
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