Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"Following months of heated public debate and aggressive closed-door negotiations, Congress finally cast a historic vote on healthcare late Sunday evening. It was truly a sad weekend on the House floor as we witnessed further dismantling of the Constitution, disregard of the will of the people, explosive expansion of the reach of government, unprecedented corporate favoritism, and the impending end of quality healthcare as we know it...
[T]he most troubling aspect of this bill is that it is so blatantly unconstitutional and contrary to the ideals of liberty. Nowhere in the constitution is there anything approaching authority for the Federal government to do any of this. The founders would have been horrified at the idea of government forcing citizens to become consumers of a particular product from certain government approved companies. 38 states are said to already be preparing legal and constitutional challenges to this legislation, and if the courts stand by their oaths, they will win."
"Texas Straight Talk: Health Care Reform Passes," www.house.gov, Mar. 22, 2010
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Chairman, Campaign for Liberty
Distinguished Counselor, Ludwig von Mises Institute
Member, US House of Representatives (R-TX), 14th District of Texas, 1997-2012
Former chairman, Liberty Caucus of Fellow Congressmen on Capitol Hill
Former member, Financial Services Committee; International Relations Committee; Joint Economic Committee
Former member, Subcommitte on the Western Hemisphere; Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology; Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight; Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Financial Services)
Former member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus; Congressional Rural Caucus
Republican Presidential Candidate, 2008
Libertarian Presidential Candidate, 1988
United States Senate, Republican Candidate, 1984
Member, United States House of Representatives (R-TX), 1976-1977, 1979-1985
Republican Nominee for United States House of Representatives, 1974
Founder, FREE and the National Endowment for Liberty