Top of the Hour: Supreme Court Continues Hearings, Morning Headlines

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Justices of the Supreme Court will today hear a second day of hearings regarding President Obama's health care overhaul. In other headlines, President Obama acknowledges a strained relationship with Pakistan from the nuclear security summit in Seoul, South Korea; civil rights leaders continue to call for the arrest of the man who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida last month; and a new poll from The New York Times and CBS finds 69 percent of Americans believe the U.S. should not be at war in Afghanistan.

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Health insurance policies always seem to offer advantage to those who have big families.
When an employee with many children is provided a family policy, the other employees(single, married, and those with small families) pay higher rates to cover the those who have large families.
If every human was assessed at the same rate, parents would think twice about how much each new child really costs.

Mar. 27 2012 09:47 AM
Listener from NYC

Ed, if I have kids, do you want to provide financial and caregiving assistance for them? Probably not. Kids are expensive, and women often by default become the ones to care for them with limited support. While I think abortion needs to be a very, very careful choice, it should nonetheless be a choice because there are very certain economic and social consequences for both the mother and child. Also, we have quite a number of young people at the present who are unemployed because they can't get jobs. Before making more, let's try to provide opportunities for the ones we have so that they can support themselves as well as contribute to social services like health care (not to mention: there are far too many people on earth, and our ballooning numbers is not environmentally sustainable).

Mar. 27 2012 08:32 AM
David Lelyveld from New York City

The Supreme Court will make its decision on strict party lines, 5-4 in favor of the Republicans. Partisan advantage, not legal arguments, will decide the case.

Mar. 27 2012 08:12 AM
Ed from Larchmont

We're an aging society that doesn't have enough young people because of abortion. Everyone sees health care as a human right and wants people to have it. But health costs are also growing. It's harder and harder to meet this human right, and the question is how best to do it, and how to do it constitutionally.

Mar. 27 2012 06:11 AM

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