Congress had a rational basis for concluding that the uninsured, as a class, substantially affect interstate commerce. The Court today opts for permitting the cut-off of only incremental Medicaid funding, but it might just as well have permitted, say, the cut-off of funds that represent no more than x percent of the States bud-get. The Courts authority to declare a statute partially unconstitutional has been well established since Marbury. Establishing payment terms for goods in or affecting interstate commerce is quintessential economic regulation well within Congress domain. Filburn shows how far that logic would carry us from the notion of a government of limited powers.
We do doubt the authority of this Court to put them there. Federal subsidies would make up much of the difference. The Federal Government does not have the power to order people to buy health insurance. Les styles en architecture- guide visuel (in French). Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Inc.
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