1) My thoughts on the Supreme Court Decision
So Thursday morning is the big day. I have no knowledge to predict the outcome. I hope that they validate the entire law and believe it is possible. Several folks have made good arguments that if they reject the individual mandate, they are undermining the commerce clause. On the other hand, the cynical side of me has not a lot of faith in this supreme court. On too many decisions, this court has made what I call political decisions, such as the decision to approve Bush's election, and the Citizens United case. My hope is that if the reject the mandate, that is all they kill. While that decision will undermine the bill, the rest of the provisions will carry us far forward. If they reject other provisions, then we are in trouble.
2) Articles from Kaiser Health News that are of significance