116 billion reasons to be for the individual mandate

Ruth Marcus writes in The Washington Post: “The most compelling sentences in the Obama administration’s brief defending the constitutionality of the health-care law come early on. ‘As a class,’ the brief advises on Page 7, ‘the uninsured consumed $116 billion of health-care services in 2008.’ On the next page, the brief drives the point home: ‘In 2008, people without insurance did not pay for 63 percent of their health-care costs.'”