Christian Science Will End ObamaCare
[RealClearReligion – realclearreligion.org] By Ron Meyers
During the oral arguments at the Supreme Court this week, Justice Elena Kagan said something that caught my ear:
But, of course, the theory behind, not just the government’s case, but the theory behind this law is that people are in this market right now, and they are in this market because people do get sick, and because when people get sick, we provide them with care without making them pay. And it that would be different, you know, if you were up here saying, I represent a class of Christian Scientists. Then you might be able to say, look, you know, why are they bothering me? But absent that, you’re in this market. You’re an economic actor.
And not because she was wrong about Christian Science. She wasn’t. In her comments, Justice Kagan illustrated a fact about the practice of health care in America that exposes why the individual mandate is unconstitutional — and why it tramples the First Amendment rights that all of us hold dear. Read story»