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: Jon Walker Friday June 15, 2012 8:35 am|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:10 am|
Private insurers are the scorpion in the story of turtle and the scorpion. They have proven for decades they will do anything to avoid regulation, and will always put profits over the health care needs of regular Americans. Heck, by law, as for-profit corporations, they are required to put profits over everything else. Democrats let insurance companies hop on their back, and now they are smack-dab in the middle of the river with them. Don’t scream when they sting you–it is just their nature.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday March 31, 2010 6:40 pm|
I don’t think you needed to be Nostradamus to figure this out. Insurance regulations are the soft spot where industry lobbyists know how to navigate much better than anyone looking out for consumers, and insurers are launching their attack on reform in this area. Basing the entire reform on a regulatory regime inevitably exposed it to this kind of danger.