The Supreme Court could rule as early as today on whether the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is constitutional, a decision that will have an impact well beyond the tens of millions of people whose hopes of affordable health insurance are riding on the law. A story by Kaiser Health News and USA Today touches on what’s at stake throughout the health care and insurance industries.
Opponents have talked a lot about the constitutionality of the insurance mandate, designed to keep premiums affordable for everyone if today’s “uninsurables” are to be let in the pool. But I’ve heard little — actually, nothing — about what the government should do to assure affordable health care coverage to all Americans if that part of the ACA goes away or the entire law is jettisoned. Are you worried about that?