Here’s the headline:
Here’s what they are trying to repeal:
Here is what this act does:
a United States federal law that allows state law to regulate the business of insurance without federal government interference.
This law was passed in 1945. It expressly gives the states the authority to regulate all lines of insurance – not just health care. The reasoning behind this is that the business of insurance is not commerce and therefore does not fall under the interstate commerce clause of the constitution. The federal government is only allowed to step in under federal anti-trust laws when there is a boycott, coercion, or intimidation or when the state is not actively regulating the insurance industry. This Act upholds the 10th Amendment rights of the state as it reinforces that this is not a power given to the federal government and therefore it remains the rights of the states to regulate.
Once again, the Dems are trying to do everything and anything they can to grow the size of the federal government. There is not a state in this country that does not currently regulate the insurance lines of business. If the Dems can repeal this act they will have total control over the health insurance industry and will be able to regulate them out of business. This is a backdoor approach to a single-payer government run universal healthcare system.
Here is the out for Congress that would give them the ability to repeal this act:
“In short, while not changing the opinion of prevailing law, the Court stated that the conclusion that insurance was not commerce under the law rested with Congress, and that the Court would follow the lead of Congress.”
So, essentially, all Congress would need to do is pass a law that says the business of insurance is commerce. Once they do that, then the next thing they do is repeal this act.
Keep an eye on this folks. They may not need to pass this economy killing faux health care reform bill if they can repeal this act. It’s bad enough that since Obama was elected 30% of all private profit is now controlled by the federal government – why would anybody want to give this fascist government any more control?
Which leads to one more point – what the fuck is wrong with you libbers? You call conservatives fascist because we believe in the free-market system and competition. Yet, it’s your guy that is in bed with big business like no other president before? He’s the real fascist and you are all in bed with him. When you wake up one morning and realize you no longer have the freedom to choose what car you want to buy; what temperature you can set your thermostat at; what insurance plan you want; what foods you can eat and what beverages you can drink; what movies and television programs you can watch and what video games your kids can play; what radio programs you listen to; and what you can do and say on the Internet – you just remember – this was your choice and your own doing.
UPDATE: Check this out – California appears poised to be first to ban power-guzzling big-screen TV’s
Yup – now the government is going to tell you what kind of TV you can buy. What will be next? And – you know what the payoff is for banning big-screen TV’s in California?
“The payoff could be big for TV owners, said Ken Rider, a commission staff engineer. Average first-year savings from reduced electricity use would be an estimated $30 per set”
Whoop-de-fucking doo! With today’s economy and with hyperinflation and increased interest rates coming around the corner – that $2.50 month savings can’t even by a loaf of bread! This is really getting out of control people.
UPDATED UPDATE: And you thought I was kidding about TV – here’s today’s headline:
A neat little story of how from Oct 19 – 25th there will be over 60 network shows that incorporate the administration’s message of “service.” I’m telling you…this administration is all about “Big Brother” and they think they know what is best for you. For the next week the major network shows and newscasts will be incorporating all of this administration’s agenda in to the broadcasts. When have you ever heard of any administration controlling the entire freakin’ television and entertainment industry like this?