My latest column for the American Spectator discusses the Court’s disappointing decision to allow the ObamaCare infection to spread through our health care system while the constitutional challenges wander in the wilderness of the appellate process:
Despite the virtual certainty that the Supreme Court will eventually hear one of the myriad constitutional challenges to the unpopular law, yesterday’s decision dooms these cases to another year of wandering aimlessly in the appellate wilderness.
And this will have real consequences for our health care system:
While the lawyers argue over hopelessly arcane points of law and the judges issue dueling opinions, Obama administration apparatchiks will be working furiously behind the scenes to implement Obamacare.
By the time the Court deigns to hear the case, it may be too late:
[The bureaucrats] have already introduced a voracious tape worm of regulations that will wind itself so thoroughly around the entrails of the health care system that removal will be a virtual impossibility in a year or so.
The Court’s decision consisted of exactly eleven words: “The petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment is denied.” This succinct statement may be worse news than most people realize. The rest of the column can be read here.