PLS 347-01

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

  • right v. privilege
  • Abortion
    • Maher v. Roe
      • healthcare not a right
      • govt funding not all-or-nothing (discretionary)
    • Rust v. Sullivan
      • family planning ctrs

Immigration

  • “brain drain” into USA
    • attract high-value workers to economy
    • H1B visa
  • aging society
    • high birth rate for immigrants from LDC’s
    • expand FICA tax base for SSA support
  • low-end employment
  • multiculturalism
  • drives down wages, oppty for citizens
  • failure to assimilate
  • social costs exceed benefits for low-income immigrants
    • medical/law enforcemt/hum.svcs.

 

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