The Flip Side of Subsidiarity


Over the course of three days in March, the Supreme Court spent six hours hearing oral arguments about the most significant achievement of Barack Obama’s first term: the Affordable Care Act—or, as it is now called by both supporters and detractors, “Obamacare.” The case before the court has to do with the law’s requirement that everyone above a certain income level buy health insurance or pay a penalty. (Those who cannot afford coverage on their own will receive...

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About the Author

David Golemboski is a doctoral student in the department of government at Georgetown University.