Obamacare's uncertain fate leaves Congress, industry lying in wait

Modern Healthcare: In the aftermath of Friday's late-night court decision to overturn all of Obamacare, policymakers and the healthcare industry are still unsure what will happen next or when as the judge continues to hold the case in his hands.

U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor of Texas on Sunday gave state attorneys general until Jan. 4 to propose a plan for the rest of the case that claimed the Affordable Care Act violated the U.S. Constitution. O'Connor's Friday decision was only a partial decision that declared the individual mandate unconstitutional and that the entire law could not stand without that essential provision.

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