SCOTUS has ruled, and Chief Justice (and conservative Catholic) John Roberts single-handedly saved the Affordable Care Act. The Court’s right wing, joined in the minority by Justice Anthony Kennedy, would have overturned the entire Act. But Roberts joined with the liberal wing to rule that the individual mandate was unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause, but constitutional as an exercise of the Congress’s taxing power, thereby preserving the ACA pretty much intact.
What are your reactions??
UPDATE: The bishops have weighed in, essentially asking Congress to repair the Act in three areas. First, to formally detach any funding for abortions, either directly or indirectly, from the Act. Second, to include and/or expand conscience provisions. And, third, by permitting undocumented workers/illegal immigrants to purchase health insurance in state exchanges.