Friday, June 26, 2009

How constitutional is now?

David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey, Wall Street Journal:

If the government cannot proscribe -- or even "unduly burden," to use another of the Supreme Court's analytical frameworks -- access to abortion, how can it proscribe access to other medical procedures, including transplants, corrective or restorative surgeries, chemotherapy treatments, or a myriad of other health services that individuals may need or desire?

By broadening the scope of affordable health care options available to Americans, the government will invariably limit some health services. The objection here is that this is a job best left to insurance companies, who accomplish the same thing by not covering people at all.

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