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Is the Individual Mandate Constitutional?

Court Gavel

Later this month, the United States Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments that allege the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. As the days draw closer to these hearings, just about every proponent and opponent to this law are crawling out from the woodworks. From scholars to attorneys, everyone is weighing in with their opinion in what most likely will be one of the largest single decisions that the Supreme Court will weigh in on in our lifetime.

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act are focusing much of their attention on the individual mandate. They are of the opinion that the government can’t compel you to purchase any product or service. Additionally, these opponents to health care reform also claim that allowing this law to go into effect would set a dangerous precedent for future laws to infringe on the rights of Americans. There are many comparisons being tossed about in the media that compare forced participation in a national health insurance program to the government forcing people to eat broccoli, peanuts and even macadamia nuts. Surely, some people involved in this debate are not forced to eat nuts but rather listen to the nuts babble. Read more…

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