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I was (mostly) right about Obamacare

The Supreme Court issued its decision this morning upholding almost all of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). I haven’t read it all, but I’ve read major parts of it. Contrary to my prediction (see my blog post of June 26th), they upheld the individual mandate as a tax and not as regulation of interstate commerce, and Justice Kennedy joined the dissenters and not the maj... »

Why I think the Supreme Court will uphold Obamacare

The Supreme Court will decide Thursday whether the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Conventional wisdom is that the Court will declare the ACA (or at least the individual mandate) unconstitutional. Here’s why I think they’re wrong. Since the 1930s, the Supreme Court has ruled that Congress can exercise control over anything that affects interstate commerce. Health care affects in... »