U.S. Rep. Tim Scott told a meeting of Republicans on Hilton Head Island that he would oppose the Affordable Care Act, recently determined to be constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In speaking to this group -- whose members quite probably are well-to-do, may have substantial pensions augmented by Social Security, live in gated communities and receive virtually unlimited health services through Medicare -- Scott is apparently preaching to the choir.
But I ask Scott: Has he spoken to and asked the opinion of his other constituents in his new district, the thousands of individuals from Charleston to Bluffton, who otherwise would have no opportunity for health insurance? Can't they make the more plausible case that this new health insurance law offers some peace of mind for them and their families and gives them the opportunity to finally have medical services other than emergency care (for which we all pay).
These people and other thousands of South Carolinians and millions across America will immeasurably benefit in their lives, health and fortunes due to this law. Scott and others are on the wrong side of history on this issue.