Jim Brown is a Louisiana legislator, Secretary of State and Insurance Commissioner.
Who would have thought it? Chief Justice John Roberts, who leads the Republican bastion of conservative jurisprudence on the U.S. Supreme Court, joined four Democratic justices in upholding the Obamacare health initiatives. There was uncertainty by both supporters and opponents as to what position Justice Anthony Kennedy would take. But Roberts? A strong conservative? No way would he uphold Obamacare!
In a matter of days, the U.S. Supreme Court will hand down the highly anticipated decision on whether the Obama healthcare plan is constitutional. Predicting the court’s majority mindset is a crapshoot. Court observers say the decision could go either way. But whatever the outcome, one thing is certain -- needed healthcare reform will remain elusive. Neither those for it, nor those against it have presented a viable plan that will both give adequate coverage to all Americans and get the escalating costs under control.