Thursday, June 25, 2015
The ACA Survives Another Challenge
Even Justice Scalia, in his dissent to the first pro-Obamacare decision a couple years back, knew better that than that! Luckily, words still mean things, even if you don't like what they mean. (But if he doesn't like it, I guess he can hang up his robe and let Obama pick a replacement.)
Just as with the last ACA decision, Chief Justice Roberts is getting called some names. Is it being "a traitor" to read the whole law over one bitched-up phrase? (But if anti-ACA folks feel that way, they can try and get rid of him and let Obama pick a replacement.)
It seems some of the reaction is a little over the top. There have been something like 60 repeal attempts and two court challenges now. At this point, maybe "tinkering" with any parts Republicans particularly don't like might be a more reasonable strategy?