GovernmentScott A. Coffina , The Legal Intelligencer
The Ethically and Legally Questionable Campaign to Promote Obamacare
When U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. in June 2012 threaded the constitutional needle to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — more commonly known as Obamacare — by finding that its individual mandate to purchase health insurance, invalid under the commerce clause, was acceptable as a tax, he undoubtedly recognized that the battle over health reform was a significant policy debate that was best to play out in the political realm.
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