This is Part 12 in my series about ObamaCare health care exchanges. Be sure to read the entire series here.
Health care exchanges are simply this: State-level bureaucracies that ObamaCare must coerce into existence. Without them, there is no ObamaCare implementation. Without them, the federal government hasn’t the hands it needs to meddle into and control the health care of every American citizen.
The More I Learn, the More I Wonder – Does Representative Stephens Believe ObamaCare is Constitutional?
I’ve been researching, writing, and listening to the arguments for and against Colorado health care exchanges for almost 3 weeks. The more I listen to the Republican co-sponsor of the the Colorado Exchanges Bill SB11-200, the more I have to ask the question: Does Colorado House Majority Leader Representative Amy Stephens(R) believe that ObamaCare is constitutional?
If she believes ObamaCare is constitutional, then her relentless push for health care exchanges in Colorado would make perfect sense.
However, if she believes it is unconstitutional, then why is she pushing for a measure that gives an unconstitutional law its power?
Representative Stephens Took an Oath to Uphold the Constitution
Every Colorado legislator has taken the following oath before taking office, including Representative Stephens:
“I, <state name>, do solemnly swear that I will uphold the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of Colorado, and that I will faithfully perform the duties of my office to the best of my knowledge and ability, so help me God.”
Representative Stephens took an oath to defend the US Constitution… so, why is she getting in front of unconstitutional ObamaCare and pulling it into Colorado to take permanent root?
So I Wrote Her a Letter Asking Her that Very Simple Question
Here it is. As of this post date, I have received no response. By the way, I am her constituent.
Perhaps my readers can ask her the same question and have better success getting a response?
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Subject: A very simple question from your constituent – Please read and answer
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:46:49 -0600
Dear Representative Stephens,
As I’ve previously emailed and informed you, I am against any health care exchanges, particularly while ObamaCare is still “on the books.” Since you debuted your SB11-200 several weeks ago, I have researched in-depth the facts about exchanges, and I have listened to your persuasive arguments in favor of them. The result is my blog series entitled, “What You MUST Know About Health Care Exchanges,” and as of this writing it has 11 parts.
If you haven’t yet, I sincerely hope you will take time to read through my posts before continuing with your bill. I believe I have clearly and fairly addressed every major point of your position on the bill. The research is credible, critical, and well worth considering for any lawmaker who will be voting on SB11-200. To save space and time in this email, I will leave my arguments opposing SB11-200 on my blog, as they speak for themselves.
I email you today to ask you a very simple yes/no question. I know you’re very busy and receive abundant emails daily, but this shouldn’t take more than a few seconds to click “reply,” type “yes” or “no,” and send back to me.
Representative Stephens, keeping in mind that you have taken an oath to defend the United States Constitution, do you believe that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, ie, “ObamaCare,” is Constitutional?
Thanks for your time. The favor of a prompt reply is appreciated.
House District 20 Constituent