Counting Down to the Main Event

In just a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear more than five hours of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as ObamaCare. A number of friend of the court, amicus, briefs have already been filed on each of the component issues.

As opposition to the law continues to grow, including from Kathy Dahlkemper, a Catholic Democrat former U.S. Representative who lost her seat in part because of her vote to pass ObamaCare, state legislators face more pressure to take the blame and the burden for enforcing ObamaCare by creating thei own health insurance exchanges. The Beacon Center in Tennessee challenged some of the common myths state legislators hear about exchanges.

Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute, shot down the latest scare tactic being tried in New Hampshire. Even the Obama administration and other supporters of the law have not gone as far as state HHS commissioner David Toumpas has in his claim that the state will lose all of its federal Medicaid funding if it does not create its own health insurance exchange.