Today, a landmark decision was made in the United States Supreme Court: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, pioneered by President Barack Obama, was upheld 5-4.
The PPACA is a huge step toward making sure that, just like every other developed nation in the world, each and every American has affordable, reliable health insurance. Under PPACA, insurance companies may not deny coverage due to "pre-existing conditions," and children are permitted to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26. An estimated 30 million Americans--almost ten percent of the American population--will gain healthcare under PPACA.
In a time of serious political partisanship, when calling someone "not liberal enough" or "not truly conservative" is a serious insult, Chief Justice Roberts chose to do what he felt was right and apply the law as he sees it according to the Constitution--not party pressure. Because of his vote, men, women, and children all over the country will have healthcare they can afford and rely on.
Will you sign and thank Justice Roberts for making an independent, informed decision, instead of voting along party lines?