Rule of Law

High court will decide fate of health care law

While Harned voiced confidence that the Court will invalidate the law, Elizabeth Wydra, chief counsel to the Constitutional Accountability Center, was equally confident that the law will survive. “Lower courts have rightly recognized that the text of Article I grants Congress power to regulate interstate commerce and to tax and spend to promote the general welfare,” Wydra said in a statement. “While Congress’s authority has limits, the powers expressly granted to Congress are nonetheless broad and substantial and provide the national government the authority to solve national problems, such as health care.”