cost-shifting was inevitable as long as the federal government required hospitals to treat those who show up with life-threatening conditions.That seems to me to be a decisive argument. If the Federal Government requires hospitals to treat those who show up with life-threatening conditions, and if that requirement is constitutional, then it is reasonable to ask where the money to pay for that treatment will come from. The individual mandate seems like a reasonable answer to that question, and on those grounds should be constitutional.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Obama Health Care Law Gets Support in First Appellate Review
In its story on the first appellate of the Health Care mandate the NYT wrote (in the story's last sentence)