What We’re Reading – Supreme Court Letdown Edition

It’s hard coming down off of an addiction, let us tell you!  Fortunately, the health policy news media feels the same way.

For those of you who would like to quickly relive Thursday morning, the Wall Street Journal has published its live blog of the decision in article form. 

If you are interested in a plain English analysis of the ruling, SCOTUS Blog can help you out! Or, if more nuanced legal opinions about the ruling are more your cup of tea, check out the blog’s post-decision health care opinion forum.

You might like Kaiser’s post ruling webcast.

The Wall Street Journal has an article on the GOP’s new healthcare front, which ties in nicely with The Hill’s analysis that the 2012 election cycle might just be the GOP’s last shot to change the course of health reform

Is Chief Justice John Roberts a political genius

Or is he a vote-switcher? Trying to figure out if Chief Justice John Roberts changed his mind on health reform midway through the opinion writing process is DC’s latest parlor game. For the record, your Washington Update author thinks that he did, and CBS News claims to have confirmation that we are correct.  

Now that SCOTUS has ruled in NFIB v. Sebelius, other challenges to health reform will move forward.

The New York Times’ Robert Pear and Trip Gabriel parse Governor Romney’s health reform alternatives.

In 2010, Democrats used a controversial and obscure budgetary procedure more called reconciliation to pass the health reform law. Could a GOP-controlled Senate do the same to reverse it in 2013? The National Journal has Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s theory as to how it could be done.  

We love many things about Americans, including how we can immediately make historical events funny.

We even love these Americans, who are funny without even realizing it.

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