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Health Insurance Reform in One Sentence

18 September 2009

Negligent misstatements by the left notwithstanding, conservatives have offered a broad array of affirmative policy options to reform the national health care system, options that wouldn’t take a thousand pages of inpenetrable legalese to draft into legislation.  If the president and the congressional Democrats really favor increasing competition to drive down insurance costs, here’s an incremental step that could be legislated in one or two sentences.

Whereas Congress may assert its enumerated power over interstate commerce under Article I, Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution of the United States, be it enacted that no State or local government may regulate or restrict any lawful, interstate transaction by which health insurance coverage is extended to citizens of the United States or its territories, or to legal residents thereof.

How simple was that?


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