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 Therefore, the Right believes PPACA (ObamaCare) is a misguided attempt at Socialism and should be repealed.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.

Health care price transparency bill would be a win for taxpayers, employers and consumers

from The Hill,

... recently introduced federal legislation could provide more help than any of the stimulus bills adopted since the pandemic began in March. Unlike those bills, it would neither be temporary nor add a penny to the debt. The PRICE Transparency Act, introduced by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), would compel hospitals and insurers to do what is done in every other industry: let the public know what their services cost before people decide whether to buy them. Polls show that nearly nine out of 10 Americans believe all health care prices should be disclosed.

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