Rep. Steve King: If One Person Dies Without Using Medical Care, Health Reform Is Unconstitutional

“Rep. Steve King used his time at the House Small Business health subcommittee yesterday to again question the constitutionality of the health care law,” Politico’s Pulse reports. King argued that if just one person declines any medical attention throughout his or her lifetime, then the 2010 law should be ruled unconstitutional. “If an individual is born and dies in a state, and doesn’t cross his state line and doesn’t use medical care of any kind — and that happens — how is it they are engaging de facto in interstate commerce?” he asked. But this directly contradicts what Judge Jeffrey Sutton — a former clerk to conservative Justice Antonin Scalia — concluded. In his ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, he found that the law is only unconstitutional if it is found so in every instance.