October 21 2011

Even DOJ Says Don't Sever ACA's Individual Mandate

Hadley Heath

Don't miss this from The Hill:

The Justice Department argued this week that if the Supreme Court strikes down the healthcare law’s individual mandate, it also has to ax two popular provisions of the law.
 

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But the Justice Department said in a Supreme Court brief this week that two other provisions have to be struck down if the high court finds the mandate unconstitutional. The court would also have invalidate policies that require insurers cover people with pre-existing conditions and prohibit them from charging those people higher premiums, the brief says.

That's what I thought...

Unfortunately for ObamaCare supporters, it's not the purview of the Supreme Court to rule on what's popular or unpopular.  They should be concerned with what's Constitutional or unconstitutional. 

And what's severable, or unseverable.

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