As people of faith, we sometimes don't take time to prepare ourselves for what is ahead. With so many things vying for our time and attention, it is difficult to educate ourselves about all facets of critical matters.
As we get older as a nation, more American consumers are likely to want to spend money not on roller skates or skateboards, but rather on walkers or canes. That shift, in itself, is not a good or bad thing.
Now, more than two years since its passage, nationwide market reforms and other provisions of the Affordable Care Act are already benefiting small businesses and consumers alike. In so doing, they are reinventing what it means to purchase healthcare in America.
While waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on the Affordable Care Act I thought often of Katie Beckett -- a woman I have never met, whose voice I have never heard, and whose picture I have seen only once.
What happens right now to middle-class people who don't want to buy health insurance? Every year some of them get a serious illness, or get hit by a car. Remarkably, these people don't stay at home and die, wishing they had bought health insurance.
I expect the court to strike down the individual mandate, given the administration's inability to articulate a limiting principle to sustain it. This begs the question: Will the law be struck down in its entirety? The guide to answering this question is congressional intent.