Health Insurance is Not ‘Commerce’

National Law Journal, March 28, 2011

2 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2012

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Robert G. Natelson

Independence & Montana Policy Institutes

David B. Kopel

Independence Institute; Denver University - Sturm College of Law; Cato Institute

Date Written: March 28, 2011

Abstract

This short article explains why the Supreme Court's 1944 holding that the Constitution's term "commerce" includes insurance is clearly erroneous and should be overruled.

Keywords: Constitution, Commerce Clause, Commerce Power, Obamacare, health insurance, original understanding, original intent, original meaning, Supreme Court

JEL Classification: K1, K10, K19

Suggested Citation

Natelson, Robert G. and Kopel, David B., Health Insurance is Not ‘Commerce’ (March 28, 2011). National Law Journal, March 28, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1979024

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