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Obamacare Survives, but Political Playing Field Has Changed

Henry VIII Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 2:04 PM
Add to that the explosive cost of education which contributes to the high cost of health care. Every time the government gets involved the negative effects become infinite concentric circles.

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision upholding the Obama administration's health care legislation was a victory for the president, his administration and his party. Their most ambitious legislative achievement has not been nullified, and they are not left in obvious disarray.

But it is only a partial victory and in some ways not a victory at all, both in the short run electorally and in the long run in terms of the constitutional order.

Politically Obamacare, as its critics call it, remains highly unpopular. It's possible that the court decision will boost its support, but unlikely.

Most voters...