As phrased by Justice Roberts, I do believe that decision is a good one for several reasons. In the legal sense, it forces implementation back to the federal government and the states in a framework of tax policy and not a further expansion of the powers in the commerce clause. Forcing politicians to say what something is, and not what they want it to be, is a good thing for all of us. I just wish this logical clarity had been in vogue when ketchup was redefined as a vegetable.
From a practical standpoint, it does keep an admittedly imperfect solution in force so that it can be fixed. The focus on the private insurance system is a better fit to America than a national system like the British National Health Service. In other words, you're going to be responsible whether you like it or not.
As for Obamacare raising taxes, the more I think about it, the more I say "so what and good." This is not an expansion of benefits because the uninsured are already getting health care. They're just getting free services from the emergency room in the most expensive way possible for those who actually pay their bills. My insurance premiums and taxes go up each year to cover the uninsured's free care. As far as I'm concerned, the currently uninsured will now have to pay more of their own way. People who can pay should pay for a service they receive.
-- Karl Pitts, Richland