The Individual Health Insurance Mandate and the Constitutional Text

By Ilya Somin
March 31, 2010
The health care bill recently passed by Congress includes an “individual mandate” requiring most Americans to purchase health insurance. Beginning in 2014, most citizens and permanent residents will either be required to purchase health insurance that meets federally-mandated standards or pay a fine of up to $695 per year, which by 2016 will rise to a maximum of $750 per year...