You have almost certainly heard a fair amount today about the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act.(1)
In a somewhat rare appearance on Fox News yesterday, Mitt Romney said that he won't entirely walk away from the health care plan he passed in Massachusetts.
“I am sure there are many people who have calculated, and perhaps correctly, that the health care plan I put in place in Massachusetts is not good for me politically, and that if I want to encourage my political future, I should just say it was a mistake and walk away from it," he told Neil Cavuto, who had asked about a poll showing 46 percent of New Hampshire residents would never support a candidate who backed an individual mandate.
Architect of Obama's health care plan fears a 'political' decision by the Supreme Court, says Romney's lying
Jonathan Gruber, a key intellectual architect of President Obama's overhaul of the American health care system, is a little frustrated.
"I'm frustrated that the future of the American health care system rests in the hands of one or two of these unelected people who might make the decision based on political grounds," Gruber, an M.I.T. professor, told me in a phone interview on Monday, a few hours after the Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to hear challenges to the Affordable Care Act. "It's very disturbing."(19)