The goals of Prop 8 sound good: better patient care and lower costs. Basic economic theory suggests that artificially regulating prices lower leads to shortages. We cannot force the current dialysis clinics to become nonprofit organizations. Just like large retailers close under-performing brick and mortar stores, I would expect no less from the CEO of a dialysis company to close those locations whose primary insurance payer were on the lower end of the reimbursement scale such as Medi-Cal or Medicare.
Justice Scalia could see that Mr. Cooper’s arguments in support of California’s Proposition 8 constitutional amendment, defining marriage as solely between one man and one woman, was sinking. Short of stepping down from the bench to argue against same-sex marriage, Justice Scalia tossed a softball hypothesis of the danger to children raised by homosexual parents. […]
In valiant and desperate attempt to influence the Supreme Court’s review of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has filed two “friend of court briefs” outlining their opposition to same-sex marriage. Both amicus briefs are a mix of historic legal precedents and logic infused […]
I don’t think the conservative justices really care about gay marriage. The bigger issue for the court is state’s rights.