What is Obamacare?

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What is Obamacare? “Obamacare is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The name was created by critics of President Obama's efforts to reform health care, but it stuck. Even President Obama likes it, because he says it shows he does care.” (Amadeo, N.d) In short, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a policy in which you are required to obtain medical insurance if you do not already have any, or be subject to a tax. The most easily argued aspect of the bill is constitutionality and this is where the question of government overstepping biblical principles comes into play. “By passing Obamacare, the small minority of elected men known as Congress put the state and themselves over and beyond their sole duty as a ministers of justice, and put themselves in a sovereign position over the lives of Americans.” (Necerato, 2013).
As stated previously, the main opposition behind Obamacare is whether or not it is constitutional. The basis for its disapproval is in regards to how Obama and the federal government misuse the commerce clause, Article 1 Section 8 of the constitution, as a basis for constitutionality. According to Joe Wolverton, the commerce clause acts as a grant of authority to Congress to “regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states.” Using the commerce clause to allow for the passage of the act shows that “legislative nor executive branch of the national government is bothered by constitutional restrictions on their
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