FedSoc reasons, "... arguably state governments - unlike the federal government -- have greater, plenary authority and police powers under their state constitutions to mandate purchase of health insurance. So the Massachusetts state legal authority for an individual mandate - even if upheld -- is not necessarily available in the context of a federal mandate."
In the Iowa debate, Gov Romney pointed out that Massachusetts has its own Constitution. And we will continue to have the individual mandate no matter what happens on the Federal level - unless we do something about it. We must pass the Initiative Petition to repeal the individual mandate! Anne