A Judge Will Likely Rule Against Obamacare. Here’s What Should Happen Next.


By Doug Badger
The Daily Signal, Nov. 20, 2018

A federal judge is expected to rule soon on whether Obamacare’s individual mandate is constitutional without a tax penalty to enforce it, and if it is not, whether the rest of Obamacare’s provisions (including its insurance regulations) are no longer operative. Even if the high court were to strike down the federal rules, states would retain the authority to regulate health insurance. Policymakers should not panic with hasty legislation. States would be free to explore other ideas to protect people who have pre-existing conditions without pricing health insurance out of the reach of those who don’t and could pursue innovative regulatory approaches to improve their insurance markets. Read More…