What’s The Rush?
I said I would be offline this week, but then I saw that the District Court in Michigan upheld the constitutionality of the individual health insurance mandate.
Now this case and the others that are pending are very interesting for those of us that follow these issues. And I hate to be the skunk at the garden party, but . . .
The individual mandate does not come into effect until 2014. The last time I checked, this is 2010. It seems to me that the proper response to all of these cases is to say, “Your challenge is not ripe (or you have no standing). Take a hike.”
Can you come up with a plausible argument that the merits can be heard now? Sure. But why is that warranted at this point?