Save the vitriol, today’s ruling on Obamacare is a win for us all.
The argument around Obamacare was never whether we needed universal health care. Too many uninsured were riding on the MRIs of the insured, which is not a conservative or liberal system, just a stupid one. I’m not alone in saying health care is a conservative infrastructure issue; healthier workers mean higher productivity. It’s also a liberal justice issue; healthier kids do better in school and better in life, a benefit that shouldn’t just be for the non-poor.
Unfortunately, the fact that we all agree on universal health care got bent into a shape no one would recognize. When our blood pressure finally drops around this issue, maybe we’ll also see that good things come from a healthy country. And one of the best things might be creativity.