I started a petition against the right of each state to reject the Medicaid expansion that is included in the ACA . SCOTUS opened the door by upholding the ACA as a taxing power. I believe the Act should stand under the Commerce Clause which would make the Medicaid provision nondiscretionary.
It needs 150 signatures before it gets posted for public review on the site.
If you think it is important, please sign.
In the spirit of "teaching me to fish", I would appreciate feedback as to whether the argument I have made is coherent, and if you think it is, advice as to how a non-Twittered/Facebooked person such as myself could be more effective:
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION To Use federal law to justify ACA under the Commerce Clause so the medicaid expansion cannot be contested
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) was passed in 1986. It requires hospitals to provide emergency medical care whether a patient can pay or not. Since it provides no funding, the cost for any uncompensated care has been borne entirely by the health care industry.
Requiring everyone to have health insurance spreads this burden to include the health care consumer. With EMTALA seen as the "limiting principal", the Health Insurance Mandate is therefor justifiable under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.
We submit that the Affordable Care Act should be viewed in this manner, and that states should not have the power to reject the medicaid benefit extensions included in the Act.