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The SOS Begins Her Dissection Of The Reid Health Care Bill: Reid On Constitutional Law ^ | November 19, 2009 | SoundOffSister

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 Congress’s power to tax, while Ms. Pelosi insisted the mandate was constitutional based upon Congress’s 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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: constitutionallaw; healthcare; reid
Sound Off Sister presents info on the Sen. Reid healthcare bill.
1 posted on 11/19/2009 6:46:51 PM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
The Bill I want to see passed will have to wait until the first session of an overwhelmingly Republican Congress ~ what it does is gives us all the Obamacare we can stand but TAXES ONLY DEMOCRATS to pay for it.

The Constitutional basis is the same one Herr Reid uses.

2 posted on 11/19/2009 6:53:11 PM PST by muawiyah (Git Out The Way)
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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.

3 posted on 11/19/2009 8:56:17 PM PST by webboy45
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