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  •  Cite for that? I'd like to read it... n/t (0+ / 0-)

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    by Angie in WA State on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 01:53:54 PM PDT

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    •  It was all over the web during ACA arguments (0+ / 0-)

      Here is the first link Google turned up:

      GENERAL VERRILLI: No. It's because you're going -- in the health care market, you're going into the market without the ability to pay for what you get, getting the health care service anyway as a result of the social norms that allow -- that -- to which we've obligated ourselves so that people get health care.

      JUSTICE SCALIA: Well, don't obligate yourself to that. Why -- you know?

      GENERAL VERRILLI: Well, I can't imagine that that -- that the Commerce Clause would --would forbid Congress from taking into account this deeply embedded social norm.

      JUSTICE SCALIA: You -- you could do it.

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