The 4 Best Legal Arguments Against ObamaCare

Why the president's sweeping health care overhaul should be struck down by the Supreme Court.


On Monday March 26, the Supreme Court will begin hearing three days of oral arguments devoted to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including its controversial "requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage." This requirement, also known as the individual mandate, forces all Americans to buy or secure health insurance under what Congress claims is its power "to regulate commerce…among the several states."

Twenty-six of those states, plus the National Federation of Independent Business and several individuals, are challenging the health care law, claiming it is an illegal power grab by the federal government that tramples the Constitution and undermines the principles of federalism. Senior Editor Damon Root lays out the four best legal arguments against ObamaCare.