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Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Not unexpectedly, a Clinton-appointed judge mischaracterizes the issue in ruling that Obama passes Constitutional muster.

She writes "the individuals subject to (the) mandate provision are either present or future participants in the national health care market" and "Nearly everyone will require health care services at some point in their lifetimes...".

Both are true... and both are beside the point. As I've said before, health insurance is not the same thing as health care. Someone can be a consumer of the former without necessarily being a consumer of the latter.

While everybody will presumably require some degree of health care over the course of their life, Obamacare mandates that everybody purchase health insurance.