I wrote on Tuesday that both sides are wildly exaggerating the policy implications of this D.C. court decision. If the Supreme Court upholds the appeals court ruling in Halbig v. Burwell, every state government will set up its own exchange. In other words, the ruling is nothing but a speed bump for Obamacare.
I’m not sure I understand the inevitability of this. Why would states which previously have not wished to set up exchanges suddenly decide to do so if Halbig is upheld?
Any health care wonks out there? Clue me in, please.