On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments over the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the new health-care laws. Pundits are feverishly making predictions about how the high court will rule based on today’s oral arguments.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is a former attorney and prosecutor. He says this case has nothing to do with political preferences but whether the government can force everyone to buy health insurance in order to regulate it. Gowdy says if the government has that power, then why not mandatory dental insurance or exercise or healthy eating requirements.
“It’s not about policy. This is about power, what are the limits, if any, to federal power,” Gowdy told WND.
The congressman also responds to the Democrat argument that Republicans warmly embraced the mandate in the 1990s and are now reversing positions because Obama likes the mandate. We also discuss the implications if the court allows the mandate to stand and what happens if the provision is struck down.