Why Scott Walker Should Hope the Supreme Court Leaves Obamacare In Place

185,000 Wisconsinites may lose their insurance if the courts decide against the ACA—which is a lot of horror stories for a presidential candidate to withstand.

Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell, which was argued Wednesday, could have profound political and economic effects. As I write in the current issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, a court decision eliminating federal subsidies for 34 states under the Affordable Care Acts could lead to 9.6 million people losing their insurance and premiums skyrocketing for many more.

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