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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:53 PM
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Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance - In 1798
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The ink was barely dry on the PPACA when the first of many lawsuits to block the mandated health insurance provisions of the law was filed in a Florida District Court.

The pleadings, in part, read -

The Constitution nowhere authorizes the United States to mandate, either directly or under threat of penalty, that all citizens and legal residents have qualifying health care coverage.

State of Florida, et al. vs. HHS

It turns out, the Founding Fathers would beg to disagree.

In July of 1798, Congress passed and President John Adams signed - An Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen. The law authorized the creation of a government operated marine hospital service and mandated that privately employed sailors be required to purchase health care insurance.

Read more of this interesting article at: http://blogs.forbes.com/rickungar/2011/01/17/congress-p... /


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