WASHINGTON-- The Obama White House will likely not care which clause the Supreme Court used in upholding key elements of President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice John Roberts made a point of not saying whether the health insurance plan--was sound public policy.
"We do not consider whether the Act embodies sound policies. That judgment is entrusted to the Nation's elected leaders. We ask only whether Congress has the power under the Constitution to enact the challenged provisions," Roberts wrote.
The main challenge to the Obama health care law was brought by 26 states--most GOP controlled.