Obamacare: Not Dead Yet

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Author(s) David Cole
Source The Nation
Date March 28, 2012
URL http://www.thenation.com/article/167089/obamacare-not-dead-yet
Quotes-start.png Given those realities, to uphold this law would not give Congress unfettered power to require us to eat granola, purchase electric cars or join health clubs. Participation in the markets for those products is not inevitable, nor does one person’s choice not to purchase such products impose substantial and foreseeable costs on others because he will be able to get the product for free even if he doesn’t buy it. Upholding the individual mandate would simply establish that where a national market is the victim of such a free-rider problem, Congress may address it as part of its general authority to regulate that market. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Act is unconstitutional on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.