Turns out that SCOTUS already ruled on this issue, and with a specific cite to the 10th Amendment.
And we KNOW how hard the Statist… I mean Democrat… no – I mean Totalitarian Party INSISTS on never overturning SCOTUS precedent, right?
Here you go, from a WSJ forum post:
This is a tenth amendment issue – ” The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. “
Healthcare is not in the constitution, thus it is for the States to control. The Supreme court agrees :
U.S. Supreme Court
Linder v. United States, 268 U.S. 5 (1925)
Linder v. United States
Submitted March 9, 1925
Decided April 13, 1925
268 U.S. 5
CERTIORARI TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
1. Any provision of an act of Congress ostensibly enacted under power granted by the Constitution, not naturally and reasonably adapted to the effective exercise of such power but solely to the achievement of something plainly within the power reserved to the states, is invalid and cannot be enforced. P. 268 U. S. 17.
2. Direct control of medical practice in the states is obviously beyond the power of Congress. P. 268 U. S. 18.
3. Incidental regulation of such practice by Congress through a taxing act, like the Narcotic Law, cannot extend to matters plainly inappropriate and unnecessary to reasonable enforcement of a revenue measure. P. 268 U. S. 18.
Now that Obama & the Totalitarians are insisting on Reconciliation (“an up or down vote“) and a totalitarian takeover of 1/6th of the economy – and the doubtless inclusion of ALL medical and healthcare workers into the SEIU or AFSCME (so their taxpayer-funded salaries can be dunned for dues to ensure a permanent Totalitarian majority – what this has been about all along – it’s never been about healthcare – had it been, Congress and the President would’ve been included – and they are NOT), at least we know that, if SCOTUS stays with the Constitution and precedent, this will be overturned.