Mr. Verrilli’s error is that even if health care and health insurance were intrinsically different from all other markets—and they aren’t—that fact is constitutionally irrelevant. Any federal exercise of police powers is untenable because the Constitution gives such powers to the states.
Unsurprisingly, the Wall Street Journal is opposed to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009, known to everyone else as ObamaCare.
At bottom, the WSJ suggests, ObamaCare lacks a limiting principle, infringes on the rights of states to run their own Medicaid systems, and pushes the cost of care down the ladder onto the young and healthy.
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)