The least important thing about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act is how it impacts Barack Obama’s political fortunes. The winner here is not a politician or his political machine, but rather the human beings who will have health care thanks to the law passed by Congress and signed into law by the President.
I repeat: People will have health care.
That’s whats important. It’s not perfect. We need to do more. But the law is constitutional, despite conservatives complaining for years that it isn’t so. Sure, they’ll now claim that John Roberts isn’t one of their own (Citizen’s United, anyone?), but he’s there for life for better or worse.
This win for the American people affirms one of the reasons we backed Obama. Health care is one of the most important things in our society — I’ve gone through it recently within my own family — and a reform to our system is what we need and demanded.
We won. America won. This was a change we needed, and what we voted for.