The Texas federal judge who struck down the entire Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) issued a stay on Sunday Dec 30 2018. That means ObamaCare will remain in effect while the ruling is appealed.
This is good news for anyone who is getting cost assistance, who has a preexisting condition, or who otherwise depends on the Affordable Care Act’s provisions.
It is also good news for the economy in the sense that about 1/6th of the US economy is tied up in healthcare and a drastic change like the ACA suddenly being declared invalid and everyone losing their healthcare could mean chaos.
Learn more from the NyTimes’s Obamacare, Ruled Invalid by Federal Judge, Will Remain in Effect During Appeal.
TIP: Whichever side loses the cases is expected to appeal to the Supreme Court. So although the outcome of this is important, the likely outcome of a Supreme Court case on the issue will be the final word and the most important aspect of the outcome.