Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by Zoom-boing, Sep 29, 2009.
Health Care Mandate Sparks Constitutional Debate - Political News - FOXNews.com
since when is the constitution considered by the federal government?
The health care debate is not a constitutional issue, at least not to those who are informed on the law, American history, the Constitution, you know . . . the things that count.
Quit playing for political points. You tried that last year, and you lost. You keep it up, and you will lose worse next year.
I agree with the OP in that forcing people to buy something from a private company would be unconstitutional. If you compare Social Security to a mandate that includes a public option then I don't think we have a problem as long as the government implements and runs it. The existence thing could also be illustrated by the draft.........you're just sitting there existing but there's a war on and we need personnel, you're still obligated to show up.
Of course it's not a constitutional issue. If it was then the federal government clearly couldnt do it because they have no authority to interfere in health care.
Thus the federal government, under the "welfare clause", can mandate health care. Thanks, Avi. Let's move on.
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