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By Tom Fitton
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Stanley Marcus
Signaling it wants a speedy hearing by the Supreme Court, the Obama administration decided not to ask a federal appeals court in Atlanta to review a ruling that struck down the centerpiece of President Obama's new health care law.
A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Obama's health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties.
I reluctantly disagree with a contention made in "Judges seem receptive to health care challenge" (Page 1, June 9) about the Obamacare lawsuit pending before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Judges on a federal appeals court panel on Wednesday repeatedly raised questions about President Obama's health care overhaul, expressing unease with the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance or face penalties.
President Obama's health care law received a chilly reception Wednesday from a federal appeals court that seemed wary of approving a major expansion of government coercion over the economic activity of millions of Americans.
"I want to know, going back to the first principles, is there anything out there that actually suggests that Congress can compel a private party to buy a private product on the open market if they're not disposed to do so," Judge Stanley Marcus said.
"If it's rational, doesn't my job stop at the water's edge?" he said. "Isn't it for the legislative branch to make those kinds of calculations and determinations?"