Not for long. In her opinion upholding Obamacare, Judge Gladys Kessler writes
“It is pure semantics to argue that an individual who makes a choice to forgo health insurance is not ‘acting,’ especially given the serious economic and health-related consequences to every individual of that choice. Making a choice is an affirmative action, whether one decides to do something or not do something.”
Now thinking can be regulated? Conservatives have argued for a long time that if Congress can compel people to buy health insurance, there isn't much they can't do
. Now it sounds like liberals are saying the same thing. Congress can regulate anything they see fit, goes the argument, so long as it can be shoe-horned into the 'interstate commerce' label. The only difference is that liberals seem to think that this is a good thing.
Criticize this law while you still can.