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Alan Zemek

Common Currency: Healthcare issue 'a conundrum of our times'

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If you have been following the healthcare debate, you probably know that the U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments on one of the key provisions of the law, the individual health insurance mandate.

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The constitutional bedrock of federal power to regulate economic activity is based largely upon a 1942 Supreme Court decision that became the basis for our modern understanding of the commerce clause, and the power of Congress to "regulate commerce among the several states."

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