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Panel Discusses the Supreme Court Ruling on the AHC Act

Jun 29, 2012
CATEGORY: Health, U.S.A.

Festival goers packed Paepcke Auditorium to watch an impromptu panel discussion of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 landmark decision upholding the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law, specifically the individual mandate.

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux moderated the discussion between David Brooks, Joe Klein, Tom Daschle, and Vin Weber.

Watch the full session here. Scroll down to see a variety of quotes from rousing session.

"Washington is filled with people who want to grab power and want to expand their power, who are very aggressive and arrogant.  But Roberts proved himself today to be a modest minimalist, someone who believes in restraint." —David Brooks

"We have more stats on every athlete in America than any doctor in America and that has got to change." –Tom Daschle

"My problem with Obamacare is that it was too modest and too cautious."  –David Brooks

"If we can't have reasonable civil conversation in this country about issues this important, then we are screwed." –Joe Klein

"The death panel discussion was unfortunate because it prevents real discussion we should have on end of life care." –Vin Weber

"What we should all agree upon is that the status quo is unacceptable." –Tom Daschle

"Having regulation on the books, but not enough people to enforce them is a problem." –Vin Weber

View the full transcript.