February 22, 2011

IN A RELATED STORY...:

Judge Upholds Health Law's Coverage Requirement (BRENT KENDALL, 2/22/11, WSJ)

In the latest ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler said Congress was within its constitutional authority to regulate interstate commerce when it chose to penalize people who forgo health insurance.

"Congress had a rational basis for its conclusion that the aggregate of individual decisions not to purchase health insurance substantially affects the national health insurance market," Judge Kessler wrote in a 64-page opinion. "Consequently, Congress was acting within the bounds of its Commerce Clause power."

Judge Kessler said those who don't purchase insurance "will ultimately get a 'free ride' on the backs of those Americans who have made responsible choices to provide for the illness we all must face at some point in our lives."


...Social Security is still constitutional too.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 22, 2011 11:30 PM
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