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Cole: Why Health Reform is Constitutional

David Cole, The Nation: What is at stake in the case challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), scheduled for oral argument in the Supreme Court in March? The challengers maintain that the case is about fundamental liberty, specifically our freedom not to be compelled to purchase things we don't want. But that frame, while undoubtedly appealing to the radical libertarian strain in the Tea Party, is misleading.
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