If efforts to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act are successful — either in Congress or the Supreme Court — what happens next in California?
A couple of federal judges already have ruled against portions of the law. Most recently, a U.S. District Court judge in Florida ruled that the health reform law’s requirement that all individuals must have health insurance is unconstitutional. He also voided the entire law after concluding that the individual mandate is “inextricably bound” to other provisions in the law.
The issue appears headed to the Supreme Court.
Some reform proponents contend that doing away with the individual mandate may open the door to more progressive reform — such as single-payer plans.
We asked stakeholders and policymakers what might happen in California if part or all of the ACA is repealed.
If the Supreme Court upholds the individual mandate and the ACA remains intact, what does that mean for the future of single-payer efforts in California?
We got responses from: