Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax

Posted on July 19, 2010

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WASHINGTON — When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/health/policy/18health.html?_r=1&ref=politics

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