Dismantling Federalism is a Shortcut with a Very Steep Price
3 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2013
Date Written: July 8, 2012
While media focus on the political impact of the recent Supreme Court decisions on immigration and healthcare, the American system of federalism is reeling from a blow of greater proportion. Immigration and healthcare are critical public policy problems, but they are not intractable. Congress and the President have ample constitutional power at their disposal to achieve meaningful reforms without running roughshod over the States.
Keywords: federalism, healthcare, immigration, reform, Supreme Court, separation of powers, Constitution, state power, states rights, Tenth Amendment
JEL Classification: H11, H42, H51, H59, H70, I18, K19, K49
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