“Social policy in the richest nation in the history of the world”

by John Sides on April 5, 2012 · 13 comments

in Health Care,Policy

On the second day of oral arguments over the Affordable Care Act, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr., trying to explain what sets health care apart, told the Supreme Court, “This is a market in which you may be healthy one day and you may be a very unhealthy participant in that market the next day.” Justice Antonin Scalia subsequently expressed skepticism about forcing the young to buy insurance: “When they think they have a substantial risk of incurring high medical bills, they’ll buy insurance, like the rest of us.”
May the justices please meet my sister-in-law.

Political scientist Andrea Campbell, writing in the New York Times.  More here.

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