The bill, known as Obamacare, was the topic yesterday of a floor speech by U.S. Senator Roy Blunt. Blunt said on the floor that the federal government does not have the authority in the Constitution to penalize people for not buying a commercially available product.
“Then sometimes people say that the states require that under their constitution to buy auto insurance if you drive a car,” Blunt continued. “Well one, that’s a state decision, and two, they don’t require you to drive a car.”
“You don’t have to have that particular product if you don’t make that decision. This gives you no options.”
Senator Blunt then pointed to the Proposition C vote here in the state of Missouri where voters overwhelmingly voted against federal interference in health care.