Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Recommended Reading

Much of the media bandwidth over the last few days has been taken up by breathless analysis of the Supreme Court's hearings on the constitutionality of President Obama's Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. ObamaCare). With their decision not expected to be handed down for a few more months yet, that's led to a lot of premature hand-wringing and high-fiving in the public sphere, depending almost entirely on one's partisan persuasions.

For my part, I've been looking for more of a "big picture" view of what a bodyblow to the health care law by the Court would mean going forward, and I think Frank Rich has done a nice job of addressing some of the most pressing questions, both in terms of political calculus and social costs. Not sure I necessarily agree with all of his conclusions (I worry he might be a bit too Pollyanna-ish at times), but I think it's a pretty thorough assessment of the lay of the land.

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