The issue of constitutionality is the one perhaps most overlooked in discussions of health care reform. However in academic circles, all is not lost. Consider Dr. Walter Williams, the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University near Washington, DC. Since Dr. Williams is black there should be no accusation that his stance is based on racism. I suppose somebody out there probably calls him an Uncle Tom, but that's to be expected in politics.
Most importantly, Dr. Williams wrote an editorial last week -- just saw it this afternoon -- related to this and called "American Idea." If you have trouble with this link, google "Walter Williams American Idea constitution."