Health Care
The Left believes universal healthcare is a right. They support President Obama's passage of the Affordable Care Act (PPACA), aka ObamaCare. The middle are afraid of ObamaCare because they don't know what's in it, it means more taxation and higher federal debt, but they are equally afraid of skyrocketing healthcare costs. The Right believes that healthcare is an individual choice just like buying a home and the individual should control their personal healthcare decisions. Therefore, the Right believes PPACA (ObamaCare) is a misguided attempt at Socialism and should be repealed. The Right also believes the US cannot afford such a program when other countries are trying to relieve themselves of their previously instituted universal healthcare programs, and, under its current design more people will just opt out so it does not help access. Because ObamaCare is a federal program, costs will certainly rise in the form of both taxes to pay for it and the services it provides. The individual mandate was believed to violate the Constitution, but on June 28, 2012, SCOTUS issued an opinion which affirmed ObamaCare as a tax and as such was allowable under the Constitution. The fight now returns to the political arena. A very good healthcare blog where you can follow Healthcare and ACA issues can be found here. Below, and in the associated sub-categories, you can follow the arguments on both sides.

California Expands Health Care for Some Adult Undocumented Immigrants

from The Wall Street Journal,

Flush with record surplus, state approves 2020 budget that bucks Trump administration on domestic policy issues.

With its record $214.8 billion budget, California has become the first state in the U.S. to expand government-subsidized health care for some adult immigrants living in the country illegally, the latest example of the state forging its own path on policies related to immigration.

The expansion of health care for undocumented immigrants is a fresh instance of the largest U.S. state enacting some of the country’s most liberal policies, and often leading the way in terms of protections for immigrant populations. In recent years, California policy makers have provided undocumented immigrants access to driver’s licenses, in-state tuition, university grants, student loans and professional licenses.

Some Republicans objected, though the party holds so few legislative seats that they essentially have no say in tax and spending matters. Republican Assemblyman Vince Fong of Bakersfield said the budget grew the state’s “unaccountable government bureaucracy” as traffic congestion, homelessness and cost-of-living problems worsened.

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