Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
From another perspective, is the general welfare clause going to be limited to laws that do not involve paying for care to those who cannot afford to do so. Are you going to reverse federal tax payment already made to hospitals for unpaid medical care?
You are playing a semantic game with a concept that already has been established in our constitution. The state is mandated to care for its population, we mandated that we care for all of us.