The United States Supreme Court decided this week that we don’t have to die if it can be prevented. This CNN report shows the outcomes for those who did not have health coverage prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act. I think this ruling defended my favorite portion of the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among them are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
The highest court in the country defended the use of financial subsidies for those who otherwise could not afford health insurance. But I’d go a step further and say that the ACA, or Obamacare, is just a compromise to those who would see a wide swath of the American working class not covered for health care, and simply die off when no longer productive.