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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ruling Against Obamacare Mandate Shakes Things up

“Judge Henry E. Hudson of Federal District Court in Richmond wrote with conviction that the law’s requirement that most Americans obtain insurance goes ‘beyond the historical reach’ of Supreme Court cases that limit federal regulation of commercial activity. During the last two months, however, two other federal judges ruled with equal force that the provision fell squarely within the authority Congress was granted under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.” (New York Times)

Forcing consumers to buy insurance doesn’t look like regulation of commerce.

FEE Timely Classic
“The Mandated Health Insurance Outrage” by Sheldon Richman