As a doctor for more than 20 years, the Obamacare debate is personal. When Obamacare was introduced, I spent five months reading through the bill in its entirety. Page after page was filled with regulations, which gave government more power over individual health decisions and greater control over the health insurance sector.
Since 2010 Republicans have been campaigning on repealing Obamacare. It was only recently, the idea of a replacement began to dominate the discussion. My question has always been how do you replace an unconstitutional law? The answer is simple, you don’t!
Article I Sec. 8 of the US Constitution does not delegate to the federal government the power to regulate or mandate health care. Each and every member of congress took an oath to uphold the Constitution. Their oath was not to a party, lobbyists, or even you and I. It was an oath to principles of individual liberty.
Does the GOP really want to repeal the unconstitutional disastrous law that is Obamacare? Or are they more interested in shifting the deck chairs without changing the basic premise of the law? With the attempts we have seen thus far, I believe the latter to be true.
When Congress fails to act We The People must look to our state legislatures who’s job is to nullify unconstitutional actions. Will they have the guts?
NC was the first state to sign the Declaration of Independence and John Locke helped to write our state constitution, yet today NC has leaders who lack courage and principle. Read my paper here to learn more and watch my video here.