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Weak claims from both sides on healthcare

The New York Times / Bloomberg News, April 9, 2012

Both positions are tenuous. The Republican-conservative case against the constitutionality of the individual mandate requiring health insurance belies the fact that it was long championed by those very elements. It was only when the mandate became part of Obamacare that it morphed into an unconstitutional government power grab. For two decades, until the Obama plan took shape, the individual mandate was a central tenet of Republican health care policy.