Spitzer takes on the health care lawsuit

Add another voice to the chorus of Democrats criticizing the health care lawsuit Attorney General Tom Corbett signed onto last week: nformer New York Governor (and AG) Eliot Spitzer.

Writing at Slate, Spitzer predicts the “odds this suit will succeed are marginal.” He argues the federal government is well within its bounds to mandate health insurance purchases. “Health care and health insurance, after all, are quintessential examples of interstate commerce. Moreover, although the attorneys general may not appreciate the modifications made by Congress to Medicaid coverage, Medicaid is still a voluntary program; states can opt out. For a court to invalidate either of these two central prongs of the statute, it would have to reverse jurisprudence that predates the New Deal.”


About pubradiopolitics
Scott covers state government and politics for Pennsylvania's public radio stations, including WITF in Harrisburg, WHYY in Philadelphia and WDUQ in Pittsburgh.

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