Friday, June 29, 2012

SCOTUS and Healthcare reform

It should not be a surprise that a conservative court found a conservative healthcare reform law to be constitutional. It is still incredible that supposedly conservative politicians, including those that crafted the mandate approach, implemented and proved its effectiveness in a state are daily calling for its repeal.

This strikes me as sour grapes, that the first serious attempt to controls and reduce healthcare cost used their concepts but was championed by a Democratic President.

The SCOTUS ruling  apparently takes pains to clarify that it was ruling on the constitutionality of the law not it wisdom or popularity. We now have the added confusion of administrative rules, not specified by the legislature, that redefine what is and is not a religious institution. I suspect that another SCOTUS issue will have to deal with this affront to the first Amendment.

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