Long-Dead Ohio Farmer, Roscoe Filburn, Plays Crucial Role in Health Care Fight

Republicans like to call the health care law "Obamacare," but if the Supreme Court decides the government has the power to make every American buy health insurance, it will have more to do with Roscoe Filburn -- a long-dead Ohio farmer -- than Barack Obama, president of the United States. Call it "Filburncare," instead. Every legal brief and judicial opinion regarding the constitutionality of the health care law references Filburn. Filburn lost a Supreme Court case 70 years ago that became a...Full Story
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