Talking Obamacare with the politics and law club


Health care is a hot button issue right now and a major part of the Law and Politics Club’s last discussion.

When dealing with health care, three things to take into consideration are the Commerce Clause, the Necessary and Proper Clause and the General Welfare Clause.

“The last possible success was (Bill) Clinton, 1994,” said Dr. Joel Blank. “We have to think to ourselves on what basis should health care be regulated?”

Many of the club members in attendance agreed that health care should not be regulated.

“The slippery slope of Congress regulating health care is if they can regulate health care, they can do anything,” said Blank.

The Law and Politics Club, formerly known as Pipeline, is headed by Dr. Joel Blank, a science professor and pre-law advisor here on the Delta campus.

Blank said he would like to see the club become a place where students interested in pursuing a career in law could come for guidance.

“I would like to have at least one public event a month or two to three a semester,” said Blank. These monthly events would consist of guest speakers, open forums and advising on different careers in law and how to get into law school.

For more information about the Politics and Law club you can email the club adviser Joel Blank at