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WH: Health Care Not US Right

I'd bet when Superman hangs out in the Hall of Justice with Aquaman, Wonder Woman and the Wonder Twins, the Man of Steel wonders whether he should be in a league of his own. Aquaman talks to fish. How useful is that? I'm faster than a locomotive!" Superman pontificates. Members of Congress are like that, belittling or ignoring the power of the people and the states. Congress' Kryptonite is the U.S. Constitution. It's a document that restricts the powers of the federal government. And just as Superman has a finite list of abilities — super strength, super speed and X-ray vision — Congress can only do what's allowed under Article I, Section 8. There are only 18 expressly stated powers. Health care is not one of them/Wayne Hoffman, Idaho Freedom Foundation. More here.

Question: Should health care by a constitutional right?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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