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Is Health Care Reform Constitutional?

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By Brian December 2, 2013

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In a debate presented by the Amherst Political Union, four of the nation's most prominent legal scholars are brought together for the first time to debate the constitutionality of the individual mandate-- the central provision of the Affordable Care Act: Akhil Reed Amar, Ilya Somin, Roderick M. Hills, Jr and Ilya Shapiro.

This House Believes that the Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional.

Before the debate: 19% agree 38% disagree 44% undecided
After the debate: 18% (-1%) agree 66% (+28%) disagree 16% (-28%) undecided