If forced health care is unconstitional...

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  1. Salty

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    If it is unconstitutional to require a citizen to purchase health insurance, would the same principal apply to Social Security?
     
  2. abcgrad94

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    Good question. I have another one.

    If forced health care is unconstitutional, should we impeach our president for trying to force something unconstitutional on us?
     
  3. mandym

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    The good news is that since it has been to the lower courts already it will go to the SC this fall instead of waiting until it is fully implemented.
     
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    No. Social Security is a tax-funded program. The government can levy a tax, and the tax is used to pay for a government program. The government has the constitutional authority to levy the tax, and the program (IMO) is constitutional.

    IMO, it would be constitutional to tax individuals to pay for a government-run healthcare program (like Medicare), but it is not constitutional for the government to require purchase of a product or service from a third party.
     
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    This is correct.

    No. This is not a high crime/misdemeanor, nor would it be the first time POTUS did something that was in opposition to the Constitution.
     

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