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Justices need to study up on health insurance
Sacramento Bee

However U.S. Supreme Court justices rule on the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, one thing is clear. The oral arguments revealed little understanding of the 49.9 million Americans who lack insurance, and why they are uninsured.

Justice Antonin Scalia wins the supreme prize for clueless and callous comments.

On the moral and legal obligation of doctors to treat people who turn up without insurance – say, after a heart attack or a car accident – the main cause of cost-shifting to the rest of us, Justice Scalia questioned the very idea of providing them with health care. “Well, don’t obligate yourself to that,” he said.