I don't have a whole lot, except for amusement at the comical reactions of some of my conservative and libertarian friends. But I did post this on facebook that you might be interested in:
pretty good day, I suppose. I've never been particularly thrilled with
the content of Obamacare, but I have also not appreciated the cafeteria
Constitutionalism of opponents that decides inconvenient clauses don't
The mandate was actually one of my least favorite
components of the law, but in the long run it's better that we stick
with the Constitution.
For those of you who (understandably)
care a lot about coverage and are celebrating because of this, one
thing that's worth remembering is that we really have two problems:
coverage and cost. Arguably, the former depends on that latter more than
the latter depends on the former. Arguably, Obamacare does much, much
less for the latter.
My thought is we should have done health
reform more like we did welfare reform - with substantial state-level
implementation flexibility. In that sense Romney has a point, and in
that sense a Romney/Obama hybrid plan probably would have been better
IMO. But the future is our oyster - the world doesn't come to an end in
2012. We have a good framework, a good president, and a good ruling to
build off of."
I don't know if I'll post much more on this. But obviously the discussion isn't going to end in the forseeable future and you know me - I may post after all. But, since I don't have any immediate plans to I thought I'd extend the invitation for guest posters if you want to sound off and don't have a blog of your own.