In arguments before the Supreme Court this week, the Obama administration might have done just enough to keep the Affordable Care Act from being ruled unconstitutional. Those who believe in limited government had better hope so, at least.Read the rest here.
If Obamacare is struck down, the short-term implications are uncertain. Conservatives may be buoyed by an election-year victory; progressives may be energized by a ruling that looks more political than substantive. The long-term consequences, however, are obvious: Sooner or later, a much more far-reaching overhaul of the health-care system will be inevitable.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Liberals to Conservatives: Careful what you wish for...
If the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare liberals will start rallying for a single payer health care system which would be a true move towards socialized medicine unlike the current plan that, GOP claims notwithstanding, more or less preserves the current for profit system of rationing health care. Many liberals are praying that the GOP wins this battle for exactly that reason.