There was a big win for American consumers today. ObamaCare as a whole was struck down by district court judge O'Connell. It will be appealed in the 5th circuit and ultimately end up in the Supreme court, however, this decision will likely hold up.
Chief Justice Roberts stated that the individual mandate was unconstitutional on its own, and the entire law required it or the law fell apart, but the forced "penalty" fell under the powers of the purse in congress and therefore because of the taxation supporting the individual mandate, the law as a whole was constitutional.
Earlier in this congressional session The penalty was removed from the law. Texas AG Ken Paxton leading a multi-state challenge of the law again began in April. It culminated today with a ruling in their favor.
The law will remain in place as it goes through the appeals process, but it seems likely dead on arrival at this point.
This will create a real dilemma in congress - especially in a now democrat run house. They can no longer run through a huge bureaucratic nightmare law like they did when they had a super majority in the senate. If they are to replace it with anything, they will truly have to have a bipartisan bill.
Worst case, we go back to the system we had prior to 2009 that 80% of Americans were happy with. Best case - they come together and take that system in 2008 and simply tweak it to remove some of the burdensome regulations such as allowing insurance to be