Skip to content
Subscriber Only

‘Socialized Medicine’ Will Start With Judges: Michael Waldman

When the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the health-care law last week, everyone knew the tally was only symbolic. But within the next year or so will come a vote that counts -- when the Supreme Court has its say.

At issue: can the federal government require individuals to buy health insurance, the mandate at the heart of the overhaul? A constitutional clash is brewing, one that might define political debate for a decade.