Essential Reading and Viewing for the Day 3 of Obamacare SCOTUS Arguments


As the third day of oral arguments about the constitutionality of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. ACA and Obamcare) before the Supreme Cout gets underway, here are some recent Reason articles and vids to read and watch:

The Obamacare Penalty That Isn't: Even if Congress can't regulate you, it can tax you into submission, Jacob Sullum, March 28, 2012

The 4 Best Legal Arguments Against ObamaCare: Why the president's sweeping health care overhaul should be struck down by the Supreme Court, Damon W. Root, March 24, 2012

Above: Here's a Reason playlist of our recent Supreme Court/Obamacare videos, including 3 Reasons to End Obamacare Before It Begins, Remy's Cough Drop Mandate Rap (feat. Sandra Fluke), Damon Root's reports on days one and two of the Supreme Court arguments, and more. It's a total of seven videos. Click to start watching or scroll through selections.

Why Obamacare is the "Most Important Case" in 50 Years: Q&A with Timothy Sandefur of Pacific Legal Foundation, Nick Gillespie and Jim Epstein, March 27, 2012 (Video)

Damon Root's first-person accounts of the first two days of the oral arguments are here and here. Videos of his reactions are here and here.

Read also Peter Suderman's ongoing blogposts about the Obama administration's shifting positions on whether ACA actually involves a mandate and more, and Reason Polling Director Emily Ekins' parsing of the new Reason-Rupe poll, which shows scant public support for Obamacare.

Come back later tonight for Root's final video and article dispatches about Obamacare and the Supreme Court.

And tomorrow, we'll be releasing a new Remy video about Obamacare.

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