This post is pretty much a short, but total, rip-off of a piece by a columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jay Bookman.
You may remember that a bunch of Republican dominated states are suing the Feds over Obamacare, arguing that it is unconstitutional. One of their primary arguments is that the Constitution’s Commerce Clause doesn’t allow government to force people to buy health insurance, a strictly local matter.
But wait, it seems not all states are doing a good enough job on their own when it comes to malpractice lawsuits according to some Republicans. They want a federal law that caps damages. And remember that they have a rule among themselves that requires a bill to specify the part of the Constitution that authorizes the legislation. Guess what provision they say allows the Feds to regulate malpractice damages, the horrid commerce clause.
I wasn’t aware there was a lot of interstate malpractice being committed.