The Affordable Care Act survived a near-death experience at the Supreme Court earlier this year. And the overhaul law’s fate again hangs in the balance come Election Day. Mitt Romney has vowed to work for its repeal, if he’s elected president.
Meanwhile, the law continues to take its hits.
The latest come from the Congressional Budget Office and the state of Oklahoma. The former has issued a report that increases by 50 percent its estimate of how many people will ultimately pay a fine rather that purchase health insurance as required. And Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed an amended lawsuit in federal court charging that an IRS rule to implement the law’s subsidies exceeds its authority under the measure.