Editorial Urges Quick Review of Federal Health Reform Law
"For those who understand government's proper role to be limited, it's clear the [federal health reform law] is a vast overreach," according to an Orange County Register editorial. The editorial notes that although judges in one federal appellate court have declared the individual mandate -- the "linchpin of Obamacare" -- unconstitutional, judges at another court have upheld the provision. "The conflicting decisions may hasten the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration of the case, perhaps as soon as the fall," the editorial adds. "We prefer the high court resolve this matter sooner, not later," the editorial states, because "[t]o uphold Obamacare's mandate would mean there is essentially nothing the government cannot demand of us. That's simply wrong."
- "Editorial: Obamacare Down, but Not Out" (Orange County Register, 8/16).