Is Obamacare’s Government Healthcare Takeover a “Civil Right”?
Doug Powers takes aim at the silly argument by the Obama administration that opposing Obamacare is analogous to opposing basic civil rights. As he and Michelle Malkin note, if Obamacare is such a civil right, why are employers — and even labor unions that backed the law — seeking waivers from its onerous requirements?
Yesterday, a federal judge in Richmond struck down Obamacare’s requirement that individuals buy health insurance in this ruling in Virginia v. Sebelius. CEI joined that brief. The judge’s ruling found that the requirement exceeded Congress’s power under the Interstate Commerce Clause, as I earlier explained. As we previously noted, Obamacare harms medical advances, private employers, insurance-policyholders and health-insurance markets.
Ed Morrissey takes issue with another argument made by Attorney General Holder and HHS Secretary Sebelius.