2012-06-28thefiscaltimes.com

``The 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Businesses who mounted the consitutional challenge to the law relied on the commerce clause. They argued the government couldn't create commerce -- the mandate that individuals buy insurance -- in order to regulate it. By calling the penalties for failing to buy insurance a tax, Roberts was able to join the four liberals on the court to form a majority in favor of the law.''


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