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  •  It will be interesting to see (3+ / 0-)
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    I think you are correct about the certainty/uncertainty dynamic. OTOH the demise of ACA would IMO create a windfall for Big Pharma and the Insurance industry. The stocks in those companies will spike, again in my opinion. Will the rest of the stock market follow suit?

    A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

    by slatsg on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 07:41:52 AM PDT

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    •  If they strike down the mandate, insurance stocks (4+ / 0-)
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      could be slammed - especially if most of the rest is retained.  Any scenario other than upholding the act in its entirety has the potential to really hit insurance stocks hard.

      •  That is an interesting take (2+ / 0-)
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        I can understand how just striking down the mandate could create a problem for insurance companies.

        OTOH, unless some of the critics of ACA were correct and the law was a gift to the insurance companies, I don't see why they wouldn't be pleased if the entire law was struck down.

        A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

        by slatsg on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 08:20:20 AM PDT

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        •  It was a gift in that (5+ / 0-)
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          A) they didn't get cut out of the loop entirely (single payer), and B) the mandate was supposed to deliver them a whole slew of healthy new people forced to buy insurance.

          The price was no denial for 'prior conditions' and being forced to spend a fixed percentage of profits on nothing but health care. Without the individual mandate, they're screwed - and the parts that could be left are too popular to throw out easily, though counting on the Roberts Court for anything is foolish.

          "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

          by xaxnar on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 09:21:44 AM PDT

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          •  "counting on the Roberts Court for anything ... (3+ / 0-)
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            is foolish." Absolutely.

            I will hope for the best, but I won't be surprised if the working class takes it in the chin again.

            A proud member of the Professional Left since 1967.

            by slatsg on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 09:33:55 AM PDT

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