A Republican-led lawsuit against ObamaCare is considered a long shot but has already resulted in a federal judge declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. Its fate lies with an appeals court to decide whether to send it back down to the lower courts or to the Supreme Court just in time for the 2020 election. According to the suit, ObamaCare is now null and void, as it has been stripped of its tax mandate component on the uninsured. The threat to the GOP is that it could backfire if there’s a sudden loss of coverage for a mass of voters with no immediate replacement to fill the void. But then again, uninsured voters generally already vote Democratic. So onward.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Republicans are nearing an opportunity to undo Obamacare that could wreak unprecedented disruption on healthcare markets and expose the party to tremendous political risk in the 2020 elections.
A Republican-led lawsuit against Obamacare working its way through the courts could leave at least 20 million people uninsured and expose sick patients to higher costs. Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress are without a backup plan and are struggling to devise one.
In effect, the GOP is once again nearing its near decade-long goal of undoing the healthcare law, but in such a way that would leave them totally unprepared and responsible for far more dislocation even than President Barack Obama was in 2013, when millions suddenly saw their insurance plans changed.