Monday, March 29, 2010

Is the Health Care Law Unconstitutional? - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com

Here is a great summary of the possible issues which the court will weigh as presented by constitutional experts. 

  • Spring view of the Supreme Court BuildingWhat the opponents are really claiming is that it is unconstitutional to make Americans pay taxes.
  • The Supreme Court has never upheld a “tax” penalizing private citizens who refuse to enter into a contract with a private company
  • Any state that does not want to expand Medicaid can simply drop the program entirely.
    • If Congress can legislate this broadly, then there is no limit to federal power in every aspect of life.

 

Is the Health Care Law Unconstitutional? - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com