Before you launch yourselves into a debate about politics, please read what I have to say, and only mention things relating to my question in your response. Thanks.
I am a supporter of Barack Obama, but I was thinking about his mandatory insurance for children clause of the his health care plan, and it struck me as unconstitutional. Does the federal government have the power to mandate that insurance be bought for all people under the age of 18? The 9th and 10th amendments clearly assign all powers not specifically granted to the federal government to the states and the people. Seeing as our constitution doesn't say anything about health care, or imply it, as far as I've seen, do they really have the power to mandate it?
The thing is, i've never really seen this argument against socialized health care in the united states, am I missing something? Thanks!
p.s. I plan on asking this same question to my American History teacher tomorrow, i'll let you all know what she says.