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April 1, 2010

Health Insurance Mandates - Question

-- by Dave Johnson

A number of states are suing to block the health care reform's mandates, saying that the Federal Government isn't allowed to override the states, and just order people to buy a product from private companies.

As I see it, they are arguing against federal pre-emption of state laws.

Question - If they lose, what happens to various insurance, banking, consumer and other state regulations where the state rules are more protective of consumers than the federal rules?

I suspect the Supreme Court is going to knock this down, so we'd all better get ahead of this and just pass Medicare-Buy-In. This undoes their arguments, but keeps health care reform intact.

Posted by Dave Johnson at April 1, 2010 3:55 PM


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