In a complex decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that the
individual mandate component of the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act is constitutional under Congress’s taxing
power. What is left of the idea that the Constitution creates a
government of limited powers? What does this case-of-the-century
mean for both the Constitution and our health care system and what
are next steps for Congress? Cato Institute Senior Fellow Randy
Barnett evaluates the ruling.