On the Kelly File, Tuesday night, Jay Sekulow, chief legal counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice said, “Is the government going to come back and say 'we want single payer,' which was the plan all along? Or are we going to see a situation where Congress is going to kind of take control and get this thing fixed?"
Sekulow makes some interesting points. The backdrop is that things are going according to Obama’s plan. Americans are angry because most of them are not subsidized but Congress and government employees are subsidized. Obama delayed employer mandates. As a result, businesses are letting employees go, moving them to part time, or dropping employee coverage. Obama continues the individual mandate even though individuals are unable to access the exchange computer program where they would obtain individual coverage. With the help of the RINOs and media, conservative Republicans’ attempts to defund ObamaCare failed and they lost credibility.
This has given Obama the needed crisis and will make Sekulow’s point. The government is going to say, “We want single payer health care” and a single payer would be better than our current system. It would be the end of worker’s losing their coverage when they leave their jobs. Perhaps the biggest promise is that everyone receives medical care no matter what his or her financial status. It can decrease costs.
Of course true conservatives understand that the lower costs come from bureaucrats in a central system controlling the health care choices. To practice medicine, doctors will need to follow the mandates of evidence-based health care. Conservatives believe in liberty, which means they have an individual responsibility to pay for their own care in a free market medical care. They also believe in individual and church charity to the poor.
Sekulow is practicing wishful thinking by saying, “or are we going to see a situation where Congress is going to kind of take control and get this thing fixed?" Republicans are not advocating those federal policies that would lead to free market medical care. All they have are unconstitutional plans such as H.R. 3121 with 86 sponsors that would nationalize tort reform along with other unconstitutional schemes.
This leaves it up to the states. They could do this with such things as the Tenth Amendment Center’s program that has four actions: Reject Exchanges, No Medicaid Expansion, Health Freedom Act, and Nullification Act. Another way is nullifying Wickard v. Filburn by having a state make a law that stating that if an insurance company that is based in our state and writes an individual insurance policy in our state, the company does not need to follow the expensive mandates and regulations of ObamaCare.