Either in a few minutes or on Thursday, we will know what the Supreme Court decides in the case of the Affordable Care Act. They could go in a variety of directions, from upholding the entire law to taking the whole of it down, to a number of options in between.
|By: David Dayen Monday June 25, 2012 7:40 am|
|By: Jon Walker Friday June 22, 2012 9:49 am|
With the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act only days away, I have tried to play out all the potential ways the Court could rule and what they would mean on a purely political level this election. As best as I can tell any Court decision is likely to be either a political wash for Democrats or a net loser. It is hard to make a case that any of the three most likely court decisions would really help Democrats or Obama this November.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 21, 2012 10:10 am|
One of the big question about the possible Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act is what would happen if only the individual mandate is struck down, but the rest of the law is left in place. Mainly, is simply providing subsidies enough to encourage new people to buy insurance?
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 21, 2012 7:30 am|
In the very near future the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. One likely outcome is the court strikes down the individual mandate but leaves the rest of the law intact.
Here is what eliminating just the mandate would actually mean for policy.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday June 20, 2012 1:10 pm|
A new survey of 38 former Supreme Court clerks and 18 attorney’s who have argued before the Court found that these insiders believe there is a good chance the Court will rule against the individual mandate. On average the group thinks there is a 57 percent chance the mandate will be struck down.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 18, 2012 2:45 pm|
With the Supreme Court likely to decide on the Affordable Care Act next Monday, Pew Research has a poll of voters’ reactions to possible rulings. There is a huge partisan divide, with Republicans wanting the whole law thrown out and Democrats wanting it kept. But a majority of Democrats would be unhappy if the Court only threw out the individual mandate but kept all the “good” provisions.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 18, 2012 10:00 am|
Even though there is a very good chance the Supreme Court could rule against some or all of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration seems to have done nothing to prepare Democrats in Congress for this eventuality, according to Politico. This is both puzzling and disconcerting, given how important an adverse ruling could be to their major bill.
|By: Jon Walker Friday June 15, 2012 3:48 pm|
Depending on how the Supreme Court rules this month regarding the individual mandate, some of the law’s supporters many soon start looking for a replacement which can serve a similar role in getting more people to buy insurance.
|By: Jon Walker Friday June 15, 2012 8:35 am|
With the Supreme Court likely to rule on the Affordable Care Act before the end of the month, here are eight ways the decision could come done. There are technically numerous ways and small deviations of how the Court could theoretically decide this case but these basic eight categories should cover all the likely, and even most of the unlikely, possible outcomes.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 12, 2012 2:10 pm|
Every political reporter in the country is anxiously awaiting the list of opinions from the Supreme Court every Monday and Thursday from now until the end of the month. At some point, the decision on the Affordable Care Act will come out. But that will actually not signal the fate for the law, or at least the entire fate.
UnitedHealth, one of the largest insurers in America, made the decision to retain several benefits from the law’s provisions, and other large insurers will reportedly follow suit.