Yesterday was completely INSANE! I can't remember the last time our phones were that busy -- so busy that we had multiple calls coming in at the same time, and all three of us answering them! It took me until way into the evening to return them all -- and there are still a few for whom I had to leave messages. Starting the week like that makes me long for the week-end already. But that's not going to happen. Too much to do. But first, the news Since it's now June, the fevered anticipation of a Supreme Court ruling on health reform is beginning to build. Although the individual mandate has become a target of the right, it's worth remembering that it was, initially, a conservative idea . This piece by Ezra Klein of WaPo is worth reading for its historical focus. What will happen if the Supreme Court strikes down the individual mandate? There are reports that the White House is already hatching a plan . Pundits are engaging in what ifs . I just keep hoping it doesn't come to that, because if we lose the individual mandate, we lose coverage of people with pre-existing conditions -- the most important civil rights victory for people with chronic illnesses ever. And I don't believe I'm overstating it one bit.