Supreme Court Scenarios and Implications for the Affordable Care Act

Research Report

Supreme Court Scenarios and Implications for the Affordable Care Act

A One-Page Guide to Four Likely Outcomes
June 21, 2012

Abstract

This short brief summarizes the likely key effects of alternative Supreme Court decisions regarding the Affordable Care Act. We consider scenarios in which the law is upheld, and alternatively that the individual mandate, the individual mandate plus the insurance reforms, and the entire law are overturned. We highlight the potential effects on the uninsured, spending, implementation, effects on states and other factors. Also available: Detailed brief

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