I was just surfing the net and came across this, I didn't know either of these Representatives in this video from c-span [Rep. Steve King (R-IA) & Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO)].
Edited because I forgot to put in the link:
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) argued that health insurance counts as interstate commerce, which means it should fall under Congress's constitutional powers.
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) counter argument?
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) ""There have always been and likely will always be, babies that were born, lived and died within the jurisdictions of the individual states, who never cross a state line, access no health care and therefore do not impact interstate commerce. Therefore, to compel someone who fits that category to buy an insurance policy cannot be defined as within the confines of the intersate commeraces clause."
After another exchange:
Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) "You find the baby that was not born in a hospital or with a midwife, who did not receive inoculations. You find that baby and identify them and I'll be happy to have that discussion."
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) "I hate to tell you but they show up in garbage cans around this country, sir."
I've goggle this Rep. Steve King, it seems his believes he is pro-life / anti-abortion. Great, lets just wait for them to show up in the trash, thanks. Instead of giving their mothers' (and potentially them) health care. Which may give them one less thing to worry about, and impact a few of their decisions.
Edited by sierraleone, 08 January 2011 - 11:23 AM.