from Cows and Graveyards by Steven Maloney
Today is a day for celebration. Not because the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, but because the Supreme Court’s decision, and the mechanics of the decision reveal the wonders of our system of government when it works best.
from Barataria by Erik Hare
Justice John Roberts, arguably the most powerful man in America, stood firm in his convictions – “Y’all go figger this out,” was what he appeared to be saying, just as he did in the more controversial Citizens United case.
from Tim Droogsma’s Blog
With this decision, the campaign is no longer about Bain Capital, Solyndra, Eric Holder’s criminal behavior, where the Romney family’s dog rode on vacation or what commies Obama hung out with in Chicago. It;’s about Obamacare, and every voter can now look directly at two dramatically different choices.
from MNpublius by Jeff Rosenberg
I have a whole sheet of talking points about all the good things Obamacare has done and will do here in Minnesota. But instead, I’d like to write a bit about what health reform means for me. For me, it means security and freedom — the security of having good health care for my family, and freedom from the suffocating web of bureaucracies I find myself in today — bureaucracies, I should point out, that are mostly in the private insurance market.
from Mr. Dilettante’s Neighborhood by Mark Heuring
This is about as ringing an endorsement of enumerated powers as an evil-hearted conservative like myself could ever hope for, truth be told. And because it spells out that you cannot compel someone to engage in commerce, it kicks Wickard and another odious decision, Gonzales v. Raich, right in the teeth. While the court cases that will follow this case will take time, I could easily see a day in the future in which these cases are essentially defanged. That would be a great thing.
from Girl Meets Geek by Kate Madonna Hindes
Remember, I never broke a bone. I’ve never smoked. I very, very, rarely drink. I don’t drive recklessly. I pay taxes and I support non-profits. Why was it alright for me to be labeled a second-class citizen because I couldn’t afford $1200 a month for cut-rate insurance? You may not want to pay for ‘a’la carte insurance, I understand that. But someday, you may be in my shoes- after already paying off near $20k in medical bills, and facing another $30-40k more. All because of ONE diagnosis and its traumatic effects on my body.