George Will covers the next Obamacare court challenge, on which arguments are to be held this Thursday in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The plaintiff asserts harm by the penalty-cum-tax. The “tax” was enabled by legislation originating in the Senate, not the House of Representatives, which is unconstitutional.
Will: “Two years ago, the Supreme Court saved the ACA by declaring its penalty to be a tax. It thereby doomed the ACA as an unconstitutional violation of the origination clause.”