Obamacare Sans Mandate

Andrew Sullivan —  Jun 27 2012 @ 5:22pm

If that's what SCOTUS decides, Jonathan Cohn will continue to support the law:

[A] ruling that invalidated the mandate only would not be catastrophic: Fewer people would end up with insurance and the program, as a whole, would be less efficient. But the core elements of the system would remain in place, people with pre-existing medical conditions would finally have access to comprehensive coverage, the deficit would actually end up slightly lower, and people making less than four times the poverty line (about $90,000 a year for a family of four) would pay the same as they would if the mandate were still in place.