RE: His vote on the ACA basically telegraphed his view that it Congresses role not the Supreme Courts role to decide on the fate of the ACA.
If this is so, then the right decision would have been to in effect say this :
“The law as written now, PENALIZES people who do not purchase healthcare. That is a violation of the constitution. However, if it were written as a tax, then Congress can tax people for not purchasing healthcare. But since as written, it IS NOT a TAX but a PENALTY, it is UNCONSTITUTIONAL”.
In this way, he could have thrown the law back to Congress to rewrite.
Instead, he RE-IMAGINED what was CLEARLY a PENALTY into a TAX, in effect, rewriting the law himself.
Congress is going to have to change the law. Not the Roberts’s SC.
Unfortunately, Congress is populated by folks only interested in getting reelected so I'm not holding my breath.