Editorial: The law must stand: With our without the individual mandate, the Affordable Care Act must remain on the books

With Justice Amy Coney Barrett joining its ranks, the Supreme Court now includes six self-declared conservative jurists who purport to abhor legislating from the bench. A mockery will be made of those claims today if that new supermajority seeks to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act, passed by Congress in 2010, because Congress removed one of its components in 2017.Obamacare is gargantuan and complex. It sets up health insurance marketplaces for the self-employed, authorizes subsidies to make that insurance more affordable, encourages states to expand Medicaid, prevents insurers from di…

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