on February 5, 2014
After all the back and forth of the mandate and the commerce clause the book did not give enough of their opinion as to whether the ACA was constitutional or not. Do we care or what to speculate why Justice Roberts pulled a switch or not? We want to know if we have to accept this as the "Law of the Land" now.
I do believe that we have a law that prevents insurance companies from doing commerce over state lines. Is the Federal Government exempt from this Law?
Just an aside, here in the state of Illinois, to get a drivers licence one must show that he has auto insurance. Is this the same as making on participate in the ACA? Incidentally, they don't care what state your coverage is from. Is this legal?
All in all, the book did not go out on the hook to say the Affordable Care Act was constitutional or not.