16 September 2009

Obamas Gesundheitsreform verfassungswidrig?

Das ist hübsch: Im WSJ findet ein Mensch namens Andrew Napolitano, früherer Richter aus New Jersey und jetzt „senior legal analyst“ bei Fox News, dass Obamas Gesundheitsreform verfassungswidrig ist – weil nämlich die Bundesebene gar nicht zuständig sei. Die US-Verfassung ermächtige den Kongress nur, „interstate commerce“ zu regulieren. Dienstleistungen im Gesundheitsbereich seien aber nicht grenzüberschreitend, und auch kein Kommerz:

The practice of medicine consists of the delivery of intimate services to the human body. In almost all instances, the delivery of medical services occurs in one place and does not move across interstate lines. One goes to a physician not to engage in commercial activity, as the Framers of the Constitution understood, but to improve one’s health.

Wo er recht hat, hat er recht. Warum die Argumentation trotzdem bescheuert ist, kann man, wenn man sich’s nicht selber denken kann, bei Evan Falchuk im See First Blog nachlesen.

SUGGESTED CITATION  Steinbeis, Maximilian: Obamas Gesundheitsreform verfassungswidrig?, VerfBlog, 2009/9/16, https://verfassungsblog.de/obamas-gesundheitsreform-verfassungswidrig/.

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