Commentary

Chief Justice Roberts Admits Young People Are A 'Targeted' Class

By Ron Meyer | June 28, 2012 | 1:09pm EDT

The one good thing Justice Roberts did today was to admit that young Americans are targeted to pay the bill for Obamacare.

From Chief Justice John Roberts:

"The individual mandate's regulation of the uninsured as a class is, in fact, particularly divorced from any link to existing commercial activity. The mandate primarily affects healthy, often young adults who are less likely to need significant health care and have other priorities for spending their money. It is precisely because these indi­viduals, as an actuarial class, incur relatively low healthcare costs that the mandate helps counter the effect of forcing insurance companies to cover others who impose greater costs than their premiums are allowed to reflect.  See 42 U. S. C. §18091(2)(I) (recognizing that the mandate would "broaden the health insurance risk pool to include healthy individuals, which will lower health insurance premiums"). If the individual mandate is targeted at a class, it is a class whose commercial inactivity rather than activity is its defining feature."  Nat'l Fed. of Ind. Business v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. ___ (2012).

Chief Justice John Roberts--the disgraced head of the Supreme Court--revealed some important facts about ObamaCare.

Specifically, he said it targets young people to pick up the tab for this bill.

The Chief Justice admits this law discriminates against young people strictly because of their age. We are a "targeted class."

For more on the details about how ObamaCare targets young people, read my op-ed: "Just Say No to Eternal Childhood: ObamaCare Keeps Young People From Growing Up"

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