Tuesday, March 27, 2012
More Supreme Court
Chief Justice John Roberts has also been seeking plenty of answers from the government lawyer on the rationale for the individual mandate. He has compared health insurance to fire and police services, which people don't know they're going to need until they're in an emergency. He's asked whether that means people can be required to carry cellphones to dial 911 faster. He's also pushed Mr. Verrilli on whether food and cars are also actually just means to an end, and so no different from insurance.