On Sunday March 21, 2010, Congress voted - with Peter DeFazio casting one of the four deciding votes - to end free enterprise medicine in the United States. This legislation put in place apparatus for a complete government takeover of medicine - placing all medical care under the power of government bureaucrats.
This law must be repealed!
Medical care is available to everyone in the U.S., even those without insurance or ability to pay - through the charity of health providers and many private organizations. This remarkable achievement costs the American people 18% of their earnings - far more than its actual value due to governmental regulations and other actions.
Government-controlled medicine will cost far more than free-enterprise medicine and deliver very inferior medical care, especially to older Americans, who need it most.
American medical care, in spite of costly government impediments, is still the finest in the world
Government control of medical care - control of who will be sick and who will be well - who will live and who will die - gives power to government that is incompatible with American freedom.
On KPNW 11:20 AM (April 1,2010).
Bill Lundun asked Congressman DeFazio, "Do you believe that it is constitutional for the government to tell people that they have to purchase health insurance?
"Well, um, I'm not a lawyer... that's why we have courts... Congress often passes laws that are of dubious or questionable constitutionality" ~ Peter DeFazio