OCC professor comments on Affordable Care Act
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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Affordable Care Act has been a major political issue for the past three years. It was one of the many issues that spurred the creation of the Tea Party movement and its philosophy that federal government has gotten too big.
Experts say the ruling appears to try to straddle the political line.
"The court's splitting the baby. I don't know that they necessarily want to get into that argument. They try to stay out of political fights. On the other hand, I don't think it's unreasonable to say that the federal government should care about 17 percent of our national economy, which is what health care is. How do you make a case that the government shouldn't try to manage that?" said Nina Tamrowski, Onondaga Community College Political Science Professor.