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Explain who should take the lead in reforming the U.S. Health Care System.

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barnett99 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted June 29, 2012 at 12:55 AM via web

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Explain who should take the lead in reforming the U.S. Health Care System.

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akannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 29, 2012 at 2:07 AM (Answer #1)

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Based on the Supreme Court ruling this morning, I think that it becomes clear that the government should be taking the lead in reforming the health care system based on the premise of Constitutionality.  The court ruled that it is within the bounds of the Constitution for the government to take the lead in reforming the health care system.  Arguing that the universal mandate can be seen as a Congressional power to tax, the court was able to assert that it is sound within Constitutional ideas to ask the government to take the lead in crafting policy to reform the health care system.  I think that this answer differs if the Court had struck down the Affordable Health Care Act.  Yet, in upholding it, the Court asserted that it was comfortable with the the government taking the lead in making changes to the health care system.  In its decision, the Supreme Court made it clear that the idea of seeking to reduce health care costs, expand coverage to more people, and strive to make the health care marketplace of ideas display greater inclusivity are all within the bounds of government to undertake.  Accordingly, I would use the decision today to suggest that the government should be taking the lead in reforming the health care system in the United States.

 

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