Healthcare is rearing its head again on the national agenda. But, it is not the benefits of healthcare reform that we are discussing, but the constitutionality of the new law, as it relates to the mandated coverage. The “commerce clause” is what everyone is talking about Article 1, Section 8-3 says:
(The Congress shall have the power) To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States and with the Indian tribes;”
Well, the point of contention about Obamacare is the part that says everyone must purchase insurance. Some say that this violates the Commerce clause because the federal government can only mandate commerce between states, not within states.
What are your opinions MAMAs?