Single Payer

We’ve all been witness to the heated debate over public or private financing of health care for all Americans. Yesterday, a Federal Appeals court issued the following statement which seems to strike at what many on the right wing call, “ObamaCare.”

“What Congress cannot do under the Commerce Clause is mandate individuals enter into contracts with private insurance companies for the purchase of an expensive product from the time they are born until the time they die.”

That appeal decision could well pave the way to single payer health care which may not have been the original intent of the presiding judge. Everyone gets health care in this country, even if it’s in the emergency room. The media is panning this appellate decision as a blow to the President’s health care plan, but it may in fact have the opposite effect. Time will tell.