SaraKay Smullens: Chief Justice Robert's Health Care Decision: A Moral Perspective
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Victoria Kennedy, the widow of the late Ted Kennedy, has confirmed that when the Supreme Court upheld the president's overhaul of our nation's health coverage she received a telephone call from Nancy Pelosi, who told her that her husband can now rest in peace.
No doubt Pelosi, Kennedy and the president, like the rest of us, were shocked that the vote was carried by Chief Justice Roberts. His legal justification of this decision, a defined tax rather than penalty, will be discussed by legal experts for years to come. But for now, there is wonder: Does this decision set a precedent that the federal government can tax as it wishes? And what, if anything, does this tell us about Robert's further decisions on matters such as affirmative action, racial prejudice and gay marriage? Time will tell.
But this is clear: Some angry that President Obama did not insist on a single payer system and furious at his compromises, now see the path toward full coverage as a process, a
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