Health coverage mandate is constitutional, feds tell Supreme Court

01/8/2012 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

Requiring people to buy health insurance would break no new legal ground, the Justice Department argued to the U.S. Supreme Court in its first brief filed since the high court agreed to hear the case on the 2010 health care law. The Justice Department says the mandate is necessary to stop the "cost-shifting" that occurs when uninsured people get care they can't pay for. Critics of the mandate, including 26 states and a national business trade group, argue that if the mandate is legal, the government will be able to require other purchases as well.

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