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  •  I have not thought about that question (1+ / 0-)
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    •  The real question would be whether the Federal (0+ / 0-)

      law requiring hospitals to treat people irrespective of their ability to pay would pass Constitutional muster.

      As you say most Federal regulatory legislation adopted in the last 80 years relies on the Commerce Clause for its authority. The challengers would not just take the Commerce Clause back before the New Deal, they almost take it to the Articles of Confederation.

      Further, affiant sayeth not.

      by Gary Norton on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 08:31:29 AM PDT

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