The Obama administration’s already tortured logic regarding the Constitution’s Commerce Clause and PPACA’s individual mandate has been dealt several body blows so far.
Three of the five federal courts that have ruled on the merits of the constitutional challenges to the law have ruled that Congress does have the authority to compel individuals to purchase private health insurance. Their analysis boils down to the legal propriety of congressional interpretation of the Commerce Clause, which states that Congress has the authority, “to regulate Commerce … among the several States ...”
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