By Ben Smith, Politico
The perfect partisan streak in health care rulings continues, with D.C. federal district judge Gladys Kessler, a Clinton appointee, ruling the Affordable Care Act constitutional. She’s the third Democratic judge to do so; two Republicans have found it unconstitutional.
Kessler writes in one key passage on the mandate:
First, this Court agrees with the two other district courtsÂ which have ruled that the individuals subject to Â§ 1501â€™s mandateÂ provision are either present or future participants in the nationalÂ health care market. See Liberty Univ., 2010 WL 4860299, at *15Â (â€œNearly everyone will require health care services at some pointÂ in their lifetimes, and it is not always possible to predict whenÂ one will be afflicted by illness or injury and require care.â€);Â Thomas More Law Ctr., 720 F.Supp.2d at 894 (â€œThe health care marketÂ is unlike other markets. No one can guarantee his or her health, orÂ ensure that he or she will never participate in the health careÂ market. . . . The plaintiffs have not opted out of the health careÂ services market because, as living, breathing beings . . . theyÂ cannot opt out of this market.â€). Thus, the vast majority ofÂ individuals, if not all individuals, will require some medical careÂ in their lifetime.
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