On December 14, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled Obamacare unconstitutional because its individual mandate requiring people to have health insurance “can no longer be sustained as an exercise of Congress’s tax power,” since the tax that enforced it is now gone.
— Read on mises.org/wire/legal-gymnastics-behind-obamacare
This was bad policy from the beginning as a way to transfer the costs of healthcare from employers to the taxpayers. The Chamber of Commerce, big business, and the Democrats were all in. The GOP ran on repealing it to get elected, and did nothing. Robert’s was the deciding vote and he was another sad legacy of the Bush administration.
I have learned over the years to follow the money 💰. Right after Obamacare was passed, big Pharma and the big insurance companies stocks skyrocketed. Taxpayers and the working class insured wound up paying more and getting less.