Time for a New Start on Health Care Reform
Regardless of the Court's decision, it is time for a New Start on Health Care Reform. As the graphic above shows (from our book, The Great Experiment: The States, the Feds, and Your Healthcare), Americans spend a staggering portion of their household income on health care, and something needs to be done.
But, as we've been arguing all along, the ACA was bad policy. Here's Jim Stergios' statement: “The fact that this decision was made in essence by a single justice highlights the need for real solutions that can gain broad consensus across the country. The Court’s decision today will set off further state and federal conflicts that will likely end up in the courts once again. This is a lose-lose for everyone.” Read the rest of our press release.
In the run-up to and the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision, Pioneer has been providing commentary in print and on the airwaves. Watch Josh Archambault on Fox Business with Stuart Varney on the politics of ObamaCare. Josh also talked with nationally syndicated radio host Larry Elder last night. Here's an Associated Press story featuring Jim Stergios' reaction. Here's Josh's op-ed in Forbes on why the federal mandate deserved to be rejected. Read Josh's analysis in the Boston Herald on some of the big decisions Massachusetts will need to make.
As we all try to make heads or tails of the Supreme Court’s ruling, one thing this highlights is the urgency of improving American citizens’ understanding of their government and Founding principles. Read Jamie Gass and Charles Chieppo's op-eds here, here, and here for more on the evolving power of the Judiciary, and why we need to prioritize preparing our children to understand the Court's proper role.