- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -
Sen. Conrad ‘Assumes’ Constitution’s Commerce Clause Gives Congress Power To Mandate Buying Health Insurance
Posted By admin On December 24, 2009 @ 5:03 am In World News | Comments Disabled
CNS News 
Thursday, Dec 24th, 2009
Senator Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) told CNSNews.com that he does not know specifically where in the Constitution Congress is given the authority to require that Americans buy health insurance, as mandated in both the Senate and House health care bills, but Conrad said he assumes the power is granted through the Constitution’s Commerce clause.
At the Capitol on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked Senator Conrad: “Could you specifically say where in the Constitution does Congress get the authority to mandate that individuals get health insurance?”
Conrad said: “No, but I’ll refer you to the legal counsel for the Senate and they’re the ones that lead there as the full legal basis for the individual mandate — and I assume it’s in the Commerce clause.”
The Commerce clause, found in Article 1, Section 8  of the Constitution, states that Congress has the power “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among several States, and with the Indian tribes.”
Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com
URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sen-conrad-%e2%80%98assumes%e2%80%99-constitution%e2%80%99s-commerce-clause-gives-congress-power-to-mandate-buying-health-insurance.html
URLs in this post:
 CNS News: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/58988
 Article 1, Section 8: http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html#A1Sec8
 Image: http://www.prisonplanet.com/2009_christmas_special.htm
Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.