Skip to comments.The SOS Begins Her Dissection Of The Reid Health Care Bill: Reid On Constitutional Law
Posted on 11/19/2009 6:46:47 PM PST by Biggirl
Several weeks ago I wrote two posts dealing with the constitutionality of Obamacare based upon the remarks of Mr. Hoyer (D. Md.) and Ms. Pelosi (D. Ca.). Mr. Hoyer insisted that the mandate that all have insurance was clearly constitutional based upon Congresss power to tax, while Ms. Pelosi insisted the mandate was constitutional based upon Congresss power to regulate interstate commerce.
But, I have now found the definitive treatise on the subject. Not only have I found it, but, I have found it in a most unusual place
the bill itself! The Senate Bill released by Sen. Reid (D.Nv.) yesterday actually devotes 3 pages (of the svelte 2074 page bill) to an explanation of why the Senate believes it has the power to mandate that all have insurance.
(Excerpt) Read more at radioviceonline.com ...
The Constitutional basis is the same one Herr Reid uses.
Because health insurance can not be purchased across state lines there is no justification from the interstate commerce clause. This goes for both insurance companies and people.
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