Judge's Obamacare ruling creates long-term uncertainty

Modern Healthcare: For the long term, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling late Friday invalidating the Affordable Care Act has plunged the industry into an era of uncertainty yet again.

Although the Trump administration pledged over the weekend to enforce the law as Democrats and Republicans take their battle over the ACA's future to federal appeals courts, the prospect of dramatic upheaval looms large. President Barack Obama's healthcare law expanded health coverage to millions of Americans, pushed Medicare toward value-based payment, boosted public health funding and established innovation waivers.

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