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The Roberts Opinion: It's Not All Bad

2012Conservative Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 9:28 PM
Conservatives should use this to move in the direction of freemarket solutions to health care. First, streamline the use of new medical equipment (can you imagine how cheap MRIs would be if they were treated like high tech-non medical items). Streamline the use of inexpensive medicine -- and allow for people to obtain more medicine without needing a doctor's appointment. Have a catastrophic coverage program so that middle class people do not have to be destitute in order to have coverage for expensive treatments. Limit the ability of providers to charge health insurers one rate for a procedure -- but a private consumer a different rate. Lastly, encourage medical schools to not require a 4 year degree to obtain an M.D. or a D.O.

John Roberts is not a “traitor to his philosophy.” He is not a liberal. He is, above all else, a very strict originalist, and the Chief Justice of a Court that is acutely aware – and wary – of its role in politics. Understand that his opinion, though certainly not ideal for the Right, contains more good news for conservatives in its pages than it does on its face.

So let’s take a look at his surprising opinion – the controlling opinion, as it’s called, which sets precedent and “say[s] what the law is,” as Marshall said so long...