Morality and ethics
The struggle towards world-class
universal health care in the U.S.
This is a big topic!
It has many moral, ethical, religious aspects.
We had not devoted any resources to cover this topic prior to the time that the "Obamacare" health care reform bill was passed by Congress in late 2010-MAR. But with the passage of bill and its signing into law on 2010-MAR-24, we cannot be silent any longer.
In the future, we hope to expand this menu to linked to many essays.
On 2012-JUN-28, the U.S. Supreme Court found the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to be constitutional by the usual 5 to 4 vote. Justice Roberts sided with the moderate/liberal wing of the court; Justice Kennedy sided with the strict constructionists.
During 2017-MAR, at the time of the seventh anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and many Republicans attempted to repeal Obamacare and replace it with their own American Health Care Act (AHCA). Public support for the new bill was under 20% and the Republicans in the House were unable to scrape up enough votes to pass the bill. Every Democrat was prepared to vote against the AHCA.
The bill was later extensively modified and very narrowly passed by the House in spite of every Democrat voting against the bill. As of 2017-MAY it was in the Senate where it is expected to be extensively modified and returned to the House for a vote. Both the House and Senate must agree on a wording before it can go to the President for signing into law.
Items discussed in this section:
A book about health care in the U.S.:
Elisabeth Rosenthal, "An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back," Penguin Press, (2017). Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store. This book is ranked #19 among the millions of books sold by Amazon.com, and is the top seller among books on health care delivery, social policy and health. Available in Kindle, Hardcover, and Paperback formats at prices ranging from U.S.$14.62 to $19.16 with the Kindle format the cheapest.
More books that you can safely buy on this topic, online:
Originally posted: 2010-MAR-22
Latest update: 2017-MAY-10
Author: B.A. Robinson