The Banality of Tyranny

September 4, 2013

An example of the kind of unconstitutional commandeering garbage that would have been unthinkable before the 17th Amendment destroyed vertical checks and balances:

Each state is required by federal law to have a Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program.

When the federal government can tell the state governments what programs they are “required” to have, it’s not really a federal government any more.

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One Response to “The Banality of Tyranny”

  1. Snoodickle Says:

    Isn’t the DSH program a condition that is reasonably related to money allocated to the States, meaning that the states don’t have to accept the money if they don’t want to have the program?

    Second, are you suggesting that this program is a bad thing, providing hospital care to indigent patients and then compensating the hospitals for the care? If you don’t want universal health coverage, there has to be some mechanism to provide health care to those who can’t afford it. What do you propose?


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