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History doesn’t repeat – it rhymes. If it moves; tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving; subsidize it.
1945 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarran%E2%80%93Ferguson_Act
” The question before the Court was whether or not insurance was a form of ‘interstate commerce’ which could be regulated under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution … ”
1973 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_Maintenance_Organization_Act_of_1973
“The Health Maintenance Organization Act is informally known as the federal HMO Act is a federal law that provides for a trial federal program to promote and encourage the development of HMOs … ”
2010 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obamacare (SovietCare)
“PPACA requires adults not covered by employer- or government-sponsored insurance plans to maintain minimal essential health insurance coverage or pay a penalty, a provision commonly referred to as the individual mandate… “