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Megan McArdle

Change Is Obamacare's Only Certainty

We're not done with the emergency fixes to the Affordable Care Act.

I said in my last post that our newly implemented health-care law "is undoubtedly going to change in the near future, in ways that will make it more or less stable than it is now." To see what I mean, take the individual mandate. When the administration announced that it was delaying the individual mandate for folks whose insurance had been canceled, Yuval Levin wrote:

I think that's right. Sometime after March 31 -- probably not very far after -- I would expect the administration to announce that after careful thought, it has decided not to enforce the individual mandate for 2014. As we've already seen, the individual mandate is very politically vulnerable. And I suspect we're not done with the emergency fixes.