Moot the Suit

The federal lawsuit to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court last November, a week after the election.

While the hearing happened on 11/10, the actual decision in the case isn't expected to be announced until sometime this spring (likely April or later).

As I noted earlier today, the Big News® this today is President Biden's pending Executive Order to re-open HealthCare.Gov to a full 3-month COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period starting on February 15th. There's a whole bunch of other important stuff in today's healthcare XO, but some of them will take months to actually finalize and implement.

Frankly, re-opening HC.gov is actually one of the simplest and most obvious healthcare-related executive orders Biden could give at the moment. Now that the starting/ending dates are known, it raises one other important question.