Colbert On Obama’s Health Care Law: Only A Gecko Can Tell You To Buy Insurance (VIDEO)

October 4, 2011 6:35 a.m.

Stephen Colbert is “pumped” now that his favorite sport — “Supreme Courting” — is back in season.

And all eyes are on the this year’s “big match-up”: a Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s health care law. The heart of the issue is the law’s individual mandate, which requires uninsured Americans to purchase health care. Critics say the mandate is unconstitutional and represents government overreach at its worst. Colbert basically agrees.“Yes, the government cannot force you to buy things,” he said. “It can only tax you, draft you, seize and sell your property, arrest you, incarcerate you and execute you.”

“But it cannot tell you to buy you insurance,” Colbert added. “Only a gecko can do that.”

Watch the video:

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