Medicaid

The ruling striking down Obamacare probably won't stand, but Maryland shouldn't take any chances

The ruling striking down Obamacare probably won't stand, but Maryland shouldn't take any chances

Many expect that a Texas judge’s ruling Friday that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional will be overturned on appeal. The reason for that is that it’s flat-out nuts. It posits that because the Supreme Court previously upheld the law’s individual mandate under Congress’ taxation powers, it became unconstitutional when Congress eliminated penalties for violating it as part of last year’s tax cuts, and therefore the entire law — not just the parts related to the mandate, like the guaranteed coverage for pre-existing conditions but also the expansion of Medicaid and even a...

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