You could argue Chief Justice John Roberts exercised a little independence this week, if not financial. Roberts, of course, was the swing vote in the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Now that the law has been upheld — or most of it, at least — Marketplace’s Adriene Hill parses some of it for us and explains the future of the law.
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