If this court is right, OASDI taxes are also unconstitutional. If it is upheld, I will so interpret. And the payroll tax is far more ‘regressive’ than the income tax. On the other hand, I am fine if we want to call an insurance requirement unconstitutional, but only if we can call “the hospital can’t make these people bleed to death in the street” unconstitutional. People who won’t purchase medical insurance have no right to use health care facilities, their obligation is to bleed to death quietly and not take resources away from those of us who have our health insurance.
Related: “Federal Judge Says Healthcare Law is Unconstitutional” by Noam N. Levey and David G. Savage at LATimes.com