@#2 ... Regardless of how popular the law is, if it's not in accordance with the Constitution, then it deserves to be struck down. ...
I do not disagree.
Whether or not ACA is struck down, it is/was an attempt that built upon earlier Republican and Conservative attempts, to fix the healthcare crisis in the Country.
If ACA is struck down because of Constitutional issues, then there needs to be something to replace it.
Before the Republicans lost the House in 2018, there was an attempt. The overriding problem seems to be the pre-existing conditions clause. That is one of the more popular provisions of ACA (if not the most popular provision). Yet to have a pre-existing clause, you need some way to spread the costs out over an insurance pool. The Republican , Conservative and ACA proposals all used a mandate to create that pool.
So, if the Supreme Court cuts down the ACA, I am sure there will be many, many Republicans who are rejoicing. But they will have lost sight of the problem that needs to be solved.
The healthcare in the Country is in a crisis. What will those rejoicing Republicans put into place to fix the healthcare system?
Candidate Trump on healthcare:
May 21, 2015
I'm not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.
Sept 25, 2015
Everybody's got to be covered.
Feb 17, 2016
We're going to have great plans. They're going to be much less expensive and they're going to be much better.
Oct 25, 2016
You're going to have such great healthcare at a tiny fraction of the cost, and it is going to be so easy.
Nov 13, 2016
It will be better healthcare, much better for less money. Not a bad combination.
"I'm not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I'm not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid."
-- Trump to the Daily Signal in May 2015
"We will immediately repeal and replace ObamaCare - and nobody can do that like me. We will save $'s and have much better healthcare!"
-- Trump tweet in February 2016
Pres-elect Trump on healthcare:
"We're going to have insurance for everybody ... There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it. That's not going to happen with us."
-- Pres-elect Trump to the Washington Post in January 2017
Pres Trump on healthcare:
"Our healthcare plan will lower premiums & deductibles " and be great healthcare!"
-- Trump tweet in May 2017
We are still waiting.
After nearly four years, we are still waiting.