Most of the attention on the twenty state lawsuit against Obamacare understandably focuses on the "severability" issue, which could lead to the demise of the entire Affordable Care Act. But the individual mandate part could also set an important precedent.
The DOJ's argument for striking down the health law's preexisting conditions rules is weak.
They have every right to refuse to do so, much as Obama had a right to refuse to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. But some of the arguments Trump is making are extremely dubious.
Instead, the executive branch will argue that the insurance requirement and the health law's preexisting conditions rules should be struck down.
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The GOP is abandoning policy goals that used to define the party, and replacing them with raw Trumpism.
Almost by accident, the GOP has made Obamacare their own.
20 states are right to claim that the mandate is now unconstitutional, but wrong to argue that this requires invalidating the entire Affordable Care Act.
Barack Obama sacrificed them to push his signature law.
Even diehard liberals must question Obama's legacy.
New report suggests the Republican tax bill will have a smaller coverage effect, but cause an even bigger increase in the deficit.
Draft regulations would expand access to association health plans.
Rushing a bill to a vote makes for messy legislation that comes apart over time.
Big Insurance will be the chief beneficiary of scrapping the Obamacare mandate
The bill advances lowers corporate and individual tax rates while setting the stage for large increases in the deficit.
The chief justice is a legal conservative who sometimes practices judicial deference.
Nick Gillespie, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Peter Suderman and Matt Welch discuss what's wrong with the GOP tax bill, Roy Moore, Al Franken, and Aquaman.
The process of passing tax reform will only become more difficult from here.