Enough Political Drama Over Legal Challenges to Obamacare

Drew Altman of The Wall Street Journal observes that “little attention has been paid to whether Americans will perceive Halbig as a legitimate legal question or as more inside-Washington politics.”

“Which framing prevails–if one does–matters politically as well as legally. The public generally objects when people view anti-ACA measures as Washington shenanigans.”

“Politicians should recognize that this is not just another battle over the Affordable Care Act. Depending on whether Halbig comes to be seen as a legitimate legal issue or another partisan political war playing out in the courts, this is another lawsuit that could shake public faith in our political and judicial systems.”