When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the legality of health insurance subsidies in states with federally-run exchanges, it not only prevented millions of Americans from effectively losing their insurance, but also gave a major win to the Obama administration on its signature legislation.
On Monday’s A Public Affair John Quinlan was joined by civil rights attorneys Glorily Lopez and Christopher Krimmer. He also played segments of an exclusive taped interview with US Rep. Mark Pocan. The show followed a week when the US Supreme Court advanced gay marriage, while setting back voting rights, in a week when the Senate also passed a landmark immigration bill that has major problems. It was a contradiction of progress and set-backs.