The Flip Side of Subsidiarity

SOMETIMES IT TAKES MORE THAN A VILLAGE

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