Despite the tea-party-friendly "states' rights" rhetoric of the attacks on the ACA, many states and state legislators have been saying "don't tread on me" to the Act's challengers.
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Our Constitution's text and history demonstrate that the national healthcare crisis—in which tens of millions of Americans lack access to quality, affordable care—is the sort of national problem that the framers of our founding charter wanted the federal government to have the power to solve.
The Constitution’s text and history, as well as Supreme Court precedent from the founding to the present, clearly support Congress’s authority to pass the Affordable Care Act, including its “individual mandate.”
A close vote, no matter which way the case goes
Challengers to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act's minimum coverage provision have a lot to be worried about as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments over three days at the end of March. The surprise? They need to worry about the conservative justices just as much as they do the more liberal members of the Court.
The federal judicial vacancy crisis in America has reached Arkansas, and Sen. John Boozman can do something about it.