Is the present generation willing to accept the simple responsibility of paying its bills?
Or will we refuse to pay? That’s what it all comes down to, isn’t it?
The Roberts decision upholding the Affordable Care Act turned the spotlight on RESPONSIBILITY. The effect of the High Court decision is to require that people of means take responsibility for buying their own health insurance. Some view that as an unreasonable request.
The decision also leaves a central question open to debate. Will society accept responsibility for the health care costs of the poor? The High Court’s position on Medicaid essentially requires each state to decide whether it will accept responsibility for its poor citizens. (A related question is: Can individuals act responsibly to preserve their own health?)
On the world economic stage, the crisis in Europe also spotlights responsibility.