Just in minutes ago, Affordable Care Act - what the radical right has labelled "Obamacare" IS indeed constitutional, SCOTUS declared this morning (link here). It's not the beginning of Socialism, or Communism, or Fascism. It's not "the end of Freedom & Liberty". If you want to drive a car or fly a plane or go fishing, you need a license. If you kill someone, you get to go to jail. If you're draft aged and the country goes into a World War, you get to be drafted. There's lots of things the government (Local, State, and Federal) can and will make people do, and buy, and pay for.
It's great that the US can FINALLY join the other industrialized nations of the world and provide some basic health care service for its citizens. It's awesome that my son won't lose his health insurance next year when he turns 26, nor can he be denied coverage because of any pre-existing conditions.
Justice Roberts, I under-estimated you. Thank you sir for doing the right thing.
1 year ago