Modern Healthcare - - OPINIONS EDITORIALS -

“Chief Jus­tice John G. Roberts Jr. was states­man­like in choos­ing to side with four more lib­eral jus­tices in find­ing that the law’s most con­tro­ver­sial pro­vi­sion, the man­date that in­di­vid­u­als ob­tain health in­surance, was a con­sti­tu­tional ex­er­cise of Congress’s power ‘to lay and col­lect taxes’ ... In so do­ing, he also pro­tected the court it­self. It avoided play­ing the un­com­fort­able role of over­turn­ing a leg­isla­tive so­lu­tion four decades in the mak­ing, full of choices and trade­offs among com­pet­ing ap­proaches and goals.”

—Wash­ing­ton Post “If there is a mod­icum of hope in Chief Jus­tice John Roberts’s in­glo­ri­ous one-man opinion, it is that Amer­i­cans were re­minded again that they can­not count on oth­ers to pro­tect their lib­erty. Cer­tainly judges aren’t re­li­able. They can be turned by the pres­sure of the me­dia and the whims of van­ity. If Amer­i­cans want to re­peal Oba­macare, their only re­course is to de­mand it at the bal­lot box in Novem­ber. … The pre­sump­tive GOP nom­i­nee may have thought he could run solely on the econ­omy, but now Oba­macare must be cen­tral to his cam­paign.”

—Wall Street Jour­nal

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