PPACA Decision Eagerly Anticipated

Posted on June 22, 2012


Never have I been as invested in a Supreme Court decision as I am for the ruling on the PPACA.  No offense LeBron James, but this is The Decision. I have read, researched, listened to and generally tried to imagine various consequences no matter what the outcome.

Politics aside, this ruling matters very much to every American, and especially to people whose jobs are linked to healthcare. On some naive level, I think it may help the economy in a small way by clarifying the healthcare market.  Hospitals will at least have an idea of what to plan for when this all gets sorted out. Will they decide to build?  Will they hoard cash?  Will they reinvent themselves internally and through physical infrastructure?

And yet, it may not change too much. As it has been said by many, the healthcare reform train has left the station, and it’s not coming back. That is a good thing. Now whether PPACA is the best solution…I have my own opinions, but let’s see what the courts have to say. Inertia has been broken, and that is a big step for Wall Street and Washington, D.C.  Let’s hope for some trickle-down activity on the local level.