Merrill Matthews: The Constitutional Issue in ObamaCare Isn’t Cost, but Control

For all the White House’s chest-thumping that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule in favor of the mandate requiring Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty, you know they’re worried the justices will decide that Democrats trampled the Constitution—not once, but several times.

Given the recent Gallup pollclaiming that 72 percent of Americans believe the mandate is unconstitutional, striking it down could be seen as an indication that average Americans have a better grasp of the Constitution than our “constitutional scholar” in the White House—a conclusion I certainly wouldn’t dispute.

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