The Gavel Comes Down on Government
It’s judgment day. The Supreme Court’s ruling on President Obama’s health care reform has huge implications for the presidential race. The legal challenge has highlighted two fundamentally different views of what the role of government should be: big or small. It’s an ideological divide that now definitively distinguishes Obama from Mitt Romney. Obama’s goal of insuring health care for all came by way of his controversial individual mandate—a mandate that has been a cornerstone of Romney’s attacks on Obama. We’ll look at how this ruling will play out on the campaign trail and in the voting booths this fall. Plus, how does the ruling affect health care in Massachusetts?
Arnie Arnesen: political analyst, tv and radio commentator
Robert Whitcomb: vice president and editorial page editor of The Providence Journal
Brian Rosman: research director, Health Care for All