With the entire nation waiting on the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Wall Street Journal has offered multiple outcomes of what could occur on Thursday.
The newspaper detailed one scenario that has rarely been discussed by the media: Not only is the individual mandate to buy insurance struck down by the court, but so are the portions of the law excluding insurers from barring new enrollees based on pre-existing conditions. "If the court adopts that position, it would mean that the principal aim of the law--expanding coverage to tens of millions of Americans--would be unlikely to be achieved. Republicans would feel vindicated and push to repeal the rest of the law," the newspaper reported. Article