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The Doctor is in Court

© Ed Stein

[commentary by Ed Stein]

Another one about the Supreme Court’s likely decision, unthinkable just a few months ago. If the Court throws this back to Congress, it may be another generation before Americans can enjoy the health care security that every other industrialized democracy enjoys. In the meantime, more millions will be unable to afford or even find insurance, there will be more medical bankruptcies, more homes foreclosed, and more Americans will die from preventable illnesses because this country, alone among the wealthy nations, cannot figure out how to provide a basic level of health care for all its citizens. I hope you have good insurance, and can keep it.



  1. westomoon wrote:

    The only people who have good insurance these days are people on Medicare.

    Oh, and the 1% probably have their own lavish sector of the insurance industry, kinda like their private airports…

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 11:23 am | Permalink
  2. ThatGuy wrote:

    Great column here on the ridiculous arguments being made by some members of the court:

    Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 11:24 am | Permalink
  3. Jeff wrote:

    What saddens me is that conservatives have already started spinning the possible overturn of Obamacare as part of the liberal agenda. They are starting to claim that the Dems always wanted Obamacare to fail so that they could start us on single payer as soon as it was overturned in the SC.

    I guess the cons needed a way to make themselves victims whether the law was upheld or not.

    Monday, April 2, 2012 at 5:48 am | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    ThatGuy — thanks for the link. I’m using it in a story that will post tomorrow.

    Jeff, do you have a link for that? I’d love to do a post on it.

    Monday, April 2, 2012 at 10:32 am | Permalink