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Viewpoints: Judge’s ’slippery slope’ argument distorts debate on health care law
Sacramento Bee

A second federal judge has struck down the new health care reform law on the basis that Congress cannot regulate inactivity. That opinion warns of “serious concerns” implicated by the mandate to buy health care. If Congress can require citizens to have health insurance, Congress could conceivably require Americans to buy and eat broccoli as well as to buy a car made by General Motors. This slippery slope argument is highly misleading.