"There are two Affordable Care Acts. There's the legislation passed by Congress in 2009, and then there's the mythical Affordable Care Act – the perfidious 'government takeover' decried and demagogued by so many conservatives (and quite a few liberals). The former is quite popular, the latter gets decidedly mixed reviews."
Is health-care mandate constitutional?
Although Jonathan Turley believes that "strong arguments can be made for health care reform and the individual mandate," he also declares that "these are matters that should not be decided by mere fiat of Congress but rather by the courts." This article discusses the rush of various states to sue the federal government in the weeks following the passage of Obamacare. Turley opines that those who advance lawsuits against Obamacare actually have a good case and are not simply participating in "political maneuvering."
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