The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act based on the idea that the individual mandate was indeed a “tax” instead of a “penalty” as it was described in the original legislation. Robert Levy, Chairman of the Cato Institute, discusses the historical conflict between the Commerce clause and the General Welfare clause as it relates to more recent decisions.
Featuring the author Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economic and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs & Economics Department, Princeton University; with comments by Charles Kenny, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
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