The Constitutionality of Health Care Reform


Ok, now that I’ve scared the poop out of your butts, why don’t we have a little chat about the case that recently came before the Supreme Court calling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA, prounounced pee-pah-cah if you want to sound cool) constitutionality into question. “But Matt,” you may say, “how are you qualified to talk about this extraordinarily complicated issue? For goodness sake, you said the word poop in your last sentence!”

Well my friend, I happen to have taken not one, but two classes on health care reform. Plus, as a college student, I am required to hold a strong opinion on every issue ever raised. Luckily for all of you, I’ve read up on the topic. And as to the poop thing, those of us who’ve read PPACA (well, parts of it anyway) know that Congressmen love to throw toilet humor into their laws. It’s in there, you just have to know where to look. Most importantly though, I’m not going to go into the minutia and I’m¬†certainly¬†not going to pretend I’m a lawyer. But by the end of this post, you’re going to have some idea what’s going on. At least, enough to impress the ladies, or your grandparents, or whoever else is claiming Obamacare is ruining this country from the inside out. Continue reading