November 16, 2011

If the Obamacare case is all Greek to you . . .

By If the Obamacare case is all Greek to you . . .

Now that the Supreme Court has granted all three Obamacare petitions coming out of Florida (and has some other Obamacare cases on ice), you might just be wondering what, exactly, the legal issues are that the Supreme Court will be looking at when it decides this case.

Contrary to all the posturing and politicking going on, the case is really about some very fundamental principles that go to the heart of our constitutional republic:

  • What is the relationship between the states and the federal government?
  • What is the proper scope of the federal government’s power?
  • What freedoms do the people retain under our Constitution?
  • How is our system of checks and balances supposed to work?

Whatever your views on the merits of Obamacare, if you want to get a firm grip on how the Court will apply the law to the healthcare act, you can download this eBook: Obamacare and the Constitution: A Status Update, for a layman’s summary of the constitutional questions at stake in the Obamacare legal challenges.

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