Supreme Court Decision on Health Care, Part I

The Supreme Court decision that is scheduled to come out on Thursday about the Health Care Bill will impact Americans immediately and will have a long term effect on how we get medicine and health care.

The decision will also impact certain areas of “commerce.”

A key question is whether the federal government can require most Americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine.

Critics argue that such a mandate is an unconstitutional intrusion on individual freedom.

Supporters of the individual mandate argue that it is the best way for healthcare reform to work.

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2 responses to “Supreme Court Decision on Health Care, Part I

  1. kelly adams

    Where i agree we need a solution to our health care proplem i do agree there is grave danger for us to allow the government to dictate i buy anything. whats next they require i buy a specific car or a bunch of broccoli? i am not a constitutional expert of course but i do believe our founding fathers never intended for the givt to have that much power over the people.

  2. Thank you so much for your comment, @kelly. I really appreciate it. You’re correct that there is a challenge here and a balance to be struck. That is, of course, what the Supreme Court is here to do: figure out how to interpret the constitution as it reflects on this and other laws passed by our government and ruled on in lower courts. I am eagerly anticipating their interpretation of the Healthcare Bill for the implications that it will have on future legislation and legal precedent.

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